Fresh from winning the Fort Worth Invitational, Justin Rose will head to the Memorial Tournament and a grouping alongside Tiger Woods.
Rory McIlroy had led this week's BMW PGA Championship, but Francesco Molinari proved too hot for the world number eight to handle.
A round featuring six birdies and no bogeys saw Francesco Molinari join Rory McIlroy atop the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard.
Rory McIlroy continued his impressive form at Wentworth, firing a seven-under second round to move clear at the summit.
Lucas Bjerregaard leads the BMW PGA Championship, but Rory McIlroy is an ominous presence at the top of the leaderboard.
Rory McIlroy has been ranked as the 15th most famous sportsperson in the world by ESPN, but being a great golfer is his sole motivation.
Tiger Woods will attempt to win the Memorial Tournament for a sixth time as he continues his preparations for next month's U.S. Open.
Webb Simpson's nine-under-par 63 saw the 2012 U.S. Open champion become the seventh player to post that score at The Players Championship.
A group of six – headlined by Dustin Johnson – were tied for the lead after the opening round of The Players Championship.
The Players Championship had three early leaders in the first round, with Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson and Alex Noren on six under.