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Tim Clark
McIlroy brings a different, conservative game to Sawgrass

Rory McIlroy turns into a different player when he tees it up at the TPC Sawgrass. It's not by choice. McIlroy found out quickly that his free-swinging power game isn't the best fit at The Players Championship. In three appearances, he never broke par. That's when he decided to scale back his game and play a bit more conservatively. He at least is making progress. After missing the cut three times in four years — he didn't even bother playing the other year — McIlroy has a pair of top 10s. A year ago, he closed with a 69-66 weekend and tied for sixth, though he was never in contention. "It's always hard for me when I can't get driver in my...

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