Scottie Scheffler heads into the final day of The Players by two shots over Min Woo Lee; English duo Aaron Rai and Tommy Fleetwood both compete at TPC Sawgrass; Follow the final round live on Sky Sports Golf from 2 p.m. on Sunday
From Ali Stafford at TPC Sawgrass
0:26, UK, Sunday March 12, 2023
The Players reaches its peak on Sunday, live on Sky Sportswith a variety of possible storylines and scenarios to watch out for on the final day at TPC Sawgrass.
Scottie Scheffler goes into the final round two shots clear after a brilliant seven-under 65 at TPC Sawgrass, with Australia's Min Woo Lee leading the chasing pack as he chases his first PGA Tour title.
On a marathon Saturday, Tom Hoge broke the course record with a bogey-free 62 and Aaron Rai hit the second hole-in-one of the week on the par-3 17, with many more interesting scenarios possible on the PGA Tour flagship Event …
Will Jon Rahm remain world No. 1?
Rahm went into the week chasing a fourth win of 2023 and a sixth win in 11 worldwide starts, only to be forced out before the second round with illness, leaving Rory McIlroy alongside Scheffler in a two-ball.
McIlroy missed the cut for the sixth time in his Players Championship career after rounds of 76 and 73 in the first two rounds, leaving Scheffler the only player who can pass Rahm to the top of the standings this week.
Scheffler now needs just a top-five finish to climb to world No. 1 for the third time after holding the rankings for a week between defending the title at last month's WM Phoenix Open and Rahm's Genesis Invitational win.
The Masters champion will be eliminated in the final group on Sunday as he seeks a second win of the season and a sixth PGA Tour title in 13 months, with the win offering the added incentive of a significant lead over his two nearest rivals at the top ranking.
An English breakthrough victory?
It was mentioned on numerous occasions throughout the week that The Players have never produced an English winner, although three Englishmen in this week's field still have a chance to make their own piece of history.
Five of the eight England players involved made it through to the weekend, with Justin Rose being the first to play his way into the fight despite ending his 67th round with a bogey in the third round.
Sitting in the seven-under group, Rose still has a chance to fight for the win, with Tommy Fleetwood and Rai both two shots closer to the lead after hitting brilliant scoring bursts on each map with a seven-under 65 have.
Fleetwood made five birdies on a seven-hole stretch to set an early clubhouse target at nine-under, while Rai matched his compatriot's total after placing birdies on either side of this stunning ace on the 17th par three.
Rai will become the first golfer in history to complete birdie-eagle-birdie-eagle at The Players, with both he and Fleetwood looking to contend for their first PGA Tour titles on Sunday.
A shock winner at Sawgrass?
Every previous Players Championship winner was 11th or better going into the final day, with Fleetwood and Rai being joined by a host of other players at that place and chasing an elusive PGA Tour win.
Lee is a two-time DP World Tour winner but is yet to find success on American soil, while Christiaan Bezuidenhout – who scored 65 in the opening round the year the tournament was canceled due to Covid-19 in 2020 – is also present is ongoing it goes into the last day.
A 66 in the third round put Taylor Montgomery in 11th place and into the group seventh, but will the American be too far behind – considering the champions of the last 12 players are within three shots of the lead in went the last lap?
Who will win The Players? Follow the finals live on Sky Sports. Live coverage of featured groups, featured holes and bonus groups starts behind the red button, with full coverage on Sky Sports Golf from 2pm.