The Players Championship is a PGA Tour golf tournament that was first played in 1974. The event offers the largest prize fund in golf ($15 million in 2020) and usually has a very strong field, featuring the top 50 players in the world rankings.
The current champion is Rory McIlroy, winning the 2019 tournament by one stroke over Jim Furyk. Jack Nicklaus is the only three time champion (1974, 1976, 1978) whilst five players have won the tournament twice – Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Hal Sutton, Davis Love III and Tiger Woods.
When is The Players Championship?
The tournament is held annually, usually mid to late March. Between 2007 and 2017 however the event was played in May before returning to March, due to the PGA Championship now being held in May.
Where is The Players Championship?
The Players Championship has been played at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass since 1982. Prior to this, the event was played at the Atlanta Country Club (Marietta, Georgia) in 1974, Colonial Country Club (Forth Worth, Texas) in 1975, Inverrary Country Club (Lauderhill, Florida) in 1976 and the Sawgrass Country Club from 1977 to 1981.
How do I get there?
TPC Sawgrass is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, approximately 18 miles south east of downtown Jacksonville in the state of Florida.
Airport – Jacksonville International Airport is the closest airport, approximately 36 miles north of the golf course and largely offering domestic flights across the United States. The much larger Orlando International Airport is 150 miles to the south.
Driving & Parking – From Jacksonville International Airport, take I-95 S towards Jacksonville and merge on to I-295 S. Take exit 53 to 202/JTB and exit right at SR-A1A S. Turn right at PGA TOUR Blvd, head further down passing Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa on the left before reaching the course. During the tournament, guests must purchase an on-site parking pass starting at $40 and available to purchase through the official website here.
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How do I get tickets to The Players Championship?
The latest ticket information is available on the official website here.
Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist