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The Players Championship: The pairings

World No. 1 Lee Westwood isn’t at The Players Championship, but many of the game’s biggest names are. Here are your featured pairings for The Players Championship’s first two rounds:

2006: High on Howell’s list: More W’s

Over the course of 21⁄2 whirlwind seasons, Charles Howell III made the game look so easy.

2006: One lively living legend

Byron Nelson, golf legend and gentleman rancher, leaned on a cane in each hand as he walked into the room.

2006: Wadkins hangs tough

Bobby Wadkins made a 12-foot putt for double bogey on the final hole at the TPC of Michigan July 16 and he still won the Ford Senior Players Championship.

2006: Hometown hero McCurdy succeeds through hard work, determination

McCurdy, the first Arkansas native to be named to a U.S. Curtis Cup team, is deeply proud of her blue-collar roots.

2006: Wagner’s win moves Tour one step closer

Johnson Wagner not only knows what he needs to do to make it on the PGA Tour next year, he’s showing he might just be capable of making the leap to the next level this season

2006: Champions Tour - Drought over for Edwards

It had been 13 years, 3 months and 18 days since David Edwards last won a professional golf event. But it only took him 3 months and 19 days to win on the Champions Tour

2006: Byron Nelson - Golf’s true gentleman

Legends get your attention because they are legends. Kind legends get more than your attention. They get your affection. Byron Nelson was that way.

2005: Profile - Comeback Kid

A year after his brush with death, Brad Iles has his life – and game – on track.

2005: Steve Smyers - Feeding a passion

As both player and architect, Smyers immersed in game he loves

2005: Ironman Quigley shows midseason form

Having finished first, second and first in his past three trips to the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai Golf Club, Dana Quigley says there simply is something about the Big Island’s Kona coast that “boils my blood.

2005: Time for clubs to get back in the loop

It was in a bar the other night that I found the elixir for golf’s participation problems, and the difficulty in bringing young people into the game. It came from a couple of college graduates who insisted on buying me a drink.

2004: Nothing but the truth about teaching

The first stop on our freedom tour was Phoenix, where the Southwest Section of the PGA of America recently held its eighth Teaching Summit.

2004: Green still faces medical treatments

For the second time in eight months, Hubert Green faces a more daunting challenge off the golf course than anything he ever encountered on it.

2003: The Skilled Player - An exercise in trust

Scott Sackett and Brian Ingraham meld to reconstruct swing

2003: The Skilled Player - All about rhythm

Dave Pelz says that nature provides pace; it’s up to player to make it work.

2001: Who was hot in 2001?

Golfweek/Sagarin rankings uncover some surprises.