The Players Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida will be remembered mostly for Tiger Woods' early departure from the tournament, citing a left knee and left achilles injury he said he suffered hitting his drive off the first tee.
Tiger Woods hits on the 2nd fairway during the first round of The Players Championship on May 12, 2011 on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Woods later withdrew from the tournament citing a left knee and left achilles injury he said he suffered hitting his drive off the first tee. UPI/Rick Wilson
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Ian Poulter balances on his right leg as he looks over his putting line on the 8th green during the first round of The Players Championship Thursday May 12, 2011 on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Poulter made the birdie putt. UPI Photo/Rick Wilson
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Boo Weekley blasts a shot out of a bunker beside the 14th green during the first round of The Players Championship Thursday May 12, 2011 on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. UPI Photo/Rick Wilson
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Phil Mickelson watches the flight of his approach shot to the 14th green from the 14th fairway during the first round of The Players Championship Thursday May 12, 2011 on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. UPI Photo/Rick Wilson
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A standard bearer (left) watches as Rory Sabbatini hits his drive off the 7th tee box during the first round of The Players Championship Thursday May 12, 2011 on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. UPI Photo/Rick Wilson
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