Roberto Castro holds a commanding lead after finishing Round 1 at the 2013 Players Championship at 9-under, but several players, including Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, are still in play and could crowd the top of the leaderboard before the day is out. Woods and Mickelson are 3-under and 1-under through 10 and 11 holes, respectively.
As Brendan Porath pointed out earlier, Woods is not a fan of the windy conditions that have taken over for the afternoon group at TPC Sawgrass. He managed to post back-to-back birdies on holes 9 and 10, however, to put himself within shouting distance of a spot in the top 10.
Mickelson has more work to do than Woods on the back nine. He has made par on his last five holes after sandwiching a bogey on No. 4 between birdies on No. 2 and No. 6.
1) Roberto Castro -- 9-under, F
t2) Zach Johnson -- 6-under, F
t2) Rory McIlroy -- 6-under, F
t4) Casey Wittenberg -- 5-under, F
t4) Hunter Mahan -- 5-under, F
t4) Steve Stricker -- 5-under, F
t4) Ryan Palmer -- 5-under, thru 14
t8) Jason Bohn -- 4-under, F
t8) Henrik Stenson -- 4-under, F
t8) David Lingmerth -- 4-under, F
t8) Daniel Summerhays -- 4-under, thru 16
t8) Webb Simpson -- 4-under, thru 11
t13) 17 players at 3-under
Full leaderboard at PGATour.com.