Mackenzie Hughes had not felt the jangled nerves and pressure to perform since he won his first PGA Tour event as a rookie 18 months ago. But this was Saturday morning. Breakfast was still being served in the clubhouse. He was 14 shots out of the lead at The Players Championship.
And he was playing with Tiger Woods.
"To be in an environment like that really gets your juices going," Hughes said. "It's 90 degrees, but I can assure you I had some goose bumps and shivers at times when you hear some of the roars and you realize, 'I'm playing with Tiger Woods.' It was fun."
Woods made it even more memorable with his best round at the TPC Sawgrass, and...