Scott blows chance for Sawgrass lead, Garcia hits hole-in-one

Adam Scott
Players Championship first-round leaderboard
-5 W McGirt (US), M Hughes (Can) -4 JB Holmes (US), A Noren (Swe), C Reavie (US) Selected others: -2 L Westwood (Eng) -1 P Casey (Eng), G McDowell (NI) Level I Poulter (Eng) +1 R McIlroy (NI) +2 L Donald (Eng), T Fleetwood (Eng), M Laird (Sco), S Lowry (Ire), J Rose (Eng)

Adam Scott dropped four shots over the last two holes as he blew the chance to take a first-round lead at the Players Championship at Sawgrass in Florida.

On a day several big names struggled, world number 11 Scott had a five on the par-three 17th and a six on the par-four 18th to shoot a two-under 70.

William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes lead overnight after five-under 67s.