The Players Championship

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The Players Championship
Tournament information
LocationPonte Vedra Beach, Florida
Course(s)TPC at Sawgrass
(Stadium Course)
Length7,189 yards (6,574 m)[1]
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$25,000,000
Month playedMarch
Tournament record score
Aggregate264 Greg Norman (1994)
To par−24 as above
Current champion
United States Scottie Scheffler
2024 Players Championship
Location map
TPC Sawgrass is located in the United States
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
Location in the United States
TPC Sawgrass is located in Florida
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
Location in Florida

The Players Championship (commonly known as simply The Players, stylized by the PGA Tour as The PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. Originally known as the Tournament Players Championship, it began in 1974.[2] The Players Championship at one point offered the highest purse of any tournament in golf (from $12.5 million in 2019 up to $25 million in 2023).[3][4] The field usually includes the top 50 players in the world rankings, but, unlike the major championships, it is owned by the PGA Tour and not an official event on other tours.

Despite not being a major, it has been promoted as such by the tour, dubbed the fifth major,[5] and is often regarded as the next most prestigious tournament in golf. This is because of the characteristics it shares with the majors, such as the high class field and its large purse. It also has a renowned host course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course at which the tournament has been played since 1982, home of the iconic par-3 No. 17 "Island Green").[6][7]


As of 2023, the victor receives $4.5 million, the winner's share (18%) of the largest purse in golf ($25 million),[8] and receives 80 points towards his world ranking, the largest share aside from the majors, for which winners earn 100 points. For comparison, the winners of other leading tournaments receive between 65 and 70 points.[9]

The winner also receives a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour (formerly ten years),[10] a three-year invitation to the Masters Tournament, and three-year exemptions for the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. The winner earns 600 FedEx Cup points, if a PGA Tour member.


The field consists of 144 players consisting of the following criteria:

  1. Winners of PGA Tour events since last Players
  2. Top 125 from previous season's FedEx Cup points list
  3. Top 125 (medical)
  4. Major champions from the past five years
  5. Players Championship winners from the past five years
  6. The Tour Championship winners from the past three years
  7. World Golf Championship winners from the past three years
  8. Memorial Tournament, Arnold Palmer Invitational and Genesis Invitational winners from the past three years
  9. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking
  10. Senior Players Championship champion from prior year
  11. Korn Ferry Tour money leader from prior season
  12. Money leader during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, if not the regular-season money leader
  13. Top 10 current year FedEx Cup points leaders
  14. Remaining positions and alternates filled from the current season FedEx Cup standings


The Players Championship was conceived by the PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman; the inaugural event in 1974 was played at Atlanta Country Club in Marietta, Georgia, concluding on Labor Day weekend in early September.[2] It moved to Texas in 1975, at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth in August, and then to south Florida in 1976 at Inverrary Country Club in Lauderhill, at its East Course in late February.[11] In these first three years the event replaced existing events, the Atlanta Classic in 1974, the Colonial National Invitational in 1975 and the Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic in 1976, which each returned to the schedule the following year.[12][13]

In 1976 the PGA Tour agreed a multi-year deal to play the event up the coast at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach in mid-March, beginning in 1977.[14][15] Since 1982,[16][17] it has been played across the road to the west, at the Stadium Course at TPC at Sawgrass.[7] The word "Tournament" was dropped from the title following the 1987 event.

Following the 2006 event, the course underwent a major renovation, which received very positive reviews from the players in 2007. Included in the renovation was a new 77,000-square-foot (7,150 m2) Mediterranean Revival-style clubhouse.

The 2020 Players Championship was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[18]

Six players have won The Players and a major championship in the same calendar year: Jack Nicklaus (1978, Open), Hal Sutton (1983, PGA), Tiger Woods (2001, Masters), Martin Kaymer (2014, U.S. Open), Cameron Smith (2022, Open), and Scottie Scheffler (2024, Masters).

Move to May[edit]

For the first thirty years at Ponte Vedra Beach, the championship was played in mid- to late March, several weeks before The Masters. (Three weeks prior for the first six seasons (19771982), then two weeks prior in 1983.) It was moved to May in 2007, to the weekend including the second Saturday, as part of a restructuring of the PGA Tour. This restructuring involved the introduction of the lucrative FedEx Cup, which concludes with The Tour Championship. The change gave the PGA Tour a marquee event in six consecutive months (The Masters in April, The Players in May, the U.S. Open in June, The Open Championship in July, the PGA Championship in August, and the Tour Championship in September).[19]

With the rearrangement of 2007, the final round of The Players Championship was usually on the second Sunday of May, Mother's Day in the United States. To mark this, most players wore pink shirts or accessories on Sunday, and many in the galleries also joined them in donning pink garb. (The two exceptions were in 2011 and 2016, when the final round was on Sunday, May 15.)[citation needed]

In August 2017, it was announced that The Players would return to March beginning in 2019, due to a realignment of the golf season that moves the PGA Championship from August to May.[20][21][22]


The playoff format was sudden-death through 2013, lately starting at the par-3 17th hole. The format was changed to a three-hole aggregate in 2014, similar to the PGA Championship, played over the final three holes, in order. If still tied, the playoff goes to sudden-death on the same three holes, but starts at the 17th.[23]

Since moving to the Stadium Course in 1982, only four playoffs have been necessary (1987, 2008, 2011, 2015). The 1987 playoff started at the par-5 16th and went to a third extra hole at the par-4 18th, with three pars by the winner;[24][25][26] the next two ended at the first extra hole (17), also with pars by the victors. (The only playoff prior to the Stadium Course was in 1981; it also ended on the first hole with a par by the winner.)[27][28]

The 2015 playoff was the first for the three-hole aggregate and included three participants; two birdied 17 and the other player was eliminated after three holes. It went to sudden-death at 17 and became the first playoff at the Players to end with a birdie.

Defending champions[edit]

Scottie Scheffler (2024) is the only player to successfully defend the title. Jack Nicklaus won three of the first five events, but in alternating years on different courses. Since moving to TPC Sawgrass in 1982, five players have won twice, but the shortest span between victories is six years (Steve Elkington: 1991, 1997).


Years Events Venue City State
19822023 42 TPC Sawgrass, Stadium Course Ponte Vedra
19771981 5 Sawgrass Country Club
1976 1 Inverrary Country Club, East Course Lauderhill
1975 1 Colonial Country Club Fort Worth Texas
1974 1 Atlanta Country Club Marietta Georgia

Course lengths[edit]

Years Events Length Venue
20172022 6 7,189 yards (6,574 m) TPC Sawgrass
20072016 10 7,215 yards (6,597 m)
2006 1 7,098 yards (6,490 m)
19992005 7 7,093 yards (6,486 m)
1998 1 6,950 yards (6,355 m)
19901997 8 6,896 yards (6,306 m)
19821989 8 6,857 yards (6,270 m)
19801981 2 7,000 yards (6,400 m) Sawgrass CC
1979 1 7,083 yards (6,477 m)
19771978 2 7,174 yards (6,560 m)
1976 1 7,128 yards (6,518 m) Inverrary CC
1975 1 7,190 yards (6,575 m) Colonial CC
1974 1 6,883 yards (6,294 m) Atlanta CC
  • Par 72, except for 1975 (par 70)


Year Winner Score To par Margin of
Runner(s)-up Purse
share ($)
The Players Championship
2024 United States Scottie Scheffler (2) 268 −20 1 stroke United States Wyndham Clark
United States Brian Harman
United States Xander Schauffele
25,000,000 4,500,000
2023 United States Scottie Scheffler 271 −17 5 strokes England Tyrrell Hatton 25,000,000 4,500,000
2022 Australia Cameron Smith 275 −13 1 stroke India Anirban Lahiri 20,000,000 3,600,000
2021 United States Justin Thomas 274 −14 1 stroke England Lee Westwood 15,000,000 2,700,000
2020 Canceled after the first round due to the COVID-19 pandemic 15,000,000 2,700,000
2019 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 272 −16 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk 12,500,000 2,250,000
2018 United States Webb Simpson 270 −18 4 strokes United States Xander Schauffele
South Africa Charl Schwartzel
United States Jimmy Walker
11,000,000 1,980,000
2017 South Korea Kim Si-woo 278 −10 3 strokes South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
England Ian Poulter
10,500,000 1,890,000
2016 Australia Jason Day 273 −15 4 strokes United States Kevin Chappell 10,500,000 1,890,000
2015 United States Rickie Fowler 276 −12 Playoff Spain Sergio García
United States Kevin Kisner
10,000,000 1,800,000
2014 Germany Martin Kaymer 275 −13 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk 10,000,000 1,800,000
2013 United States Tiger Woods (2) 275 −13 2 strokes Sweden David Lingmerth
United States Jeff Maggert
United States Kevin Streelman
9,500,000 1,710,000
2012 United States Matt Kuchar 275 −13 2 strokes United States Ben Curtis
United States Rickie Fowler
United States Zach Johnson
Scotland Martin Laird
9,500,000 1,710,000
2011 South Korea K. J. Choi 275 −13 Playoff United States David Toms 9,500,000 1,710,000
2010 South Africa Tim Clark 272 −16 1 stroke Australia Robert Allenby 9,500,000 1,710,000
2009 Sweden Henrik Stenson 276 −12 4 strokes England Ian Poulter 9,500,000 1,710,000
2008 Spain Sergio García 283 −5 Playoff United States Paul Goydos 9,500,000 1,710,000
2007 United States Phil Mickelson 277 −11 2 strokes Spain Sergio García 9,000,000 1,620,000
2006 Canada Stephen Ames 274 −14 6 strokes South Africa Retief Goosen 8,000,000 1,440,000
2005 United States Fred Funk 279 −9 1 stroke England Luke Donald
United States Tom Lehman
United States Scott Verplank
8,000,000 1,440,000
2004 Australia Adam Scott 276 −12 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington 8,000,000 1,440,000
2003 United States Davis Love III (2) 271 −17 6 strokes United States Jay Haas
Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
6,500,000 1,170,000
2002 New Zealand Craig Perks 280 −8 2 strokes Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Ames 6,000,000 1,080,000
2001 United States Tiger Woods 274 −14 1 stroke Fiji Vijay Singh 6,000,000 1,080,000
2000 United States Hal Sutton (2) 278 −10 1 stroke United States Tiger Woods 6,000,000 1,080,000
1999 United States David Duval 285 −3 2 strokes United States Scott Gump 5,000,000 900,000
1998 United States Justin Leonard 278 −10 2 strokes United States Glen Day
United States Tom Lehman
4,000,000 720,000
1997 Australia Steve Elkington (2) 272 −16 7 strokes United States Scott Hoch 3,500,000 630,000
1996 United States Fred Couples (2) 270 −18 4 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie
United States Tommy Tolles
3,500,000 630,000
1995 United States Lee Janzen 283 −5 1 stroke Germany Bernhard Langer 3,000,000 540,000
1994 Australia Greg Norman 264 −24 4 strokes United States Fuzzy Zoeller 2,500,000 450,000
1993 Zimbabwe Nick Price 270 −18 5 strokes Germany Bernhard Langer 2,500,000 450,000
1992 United States Davis Love III 273 −15 4 strokes Australia Ian Baker-Finch
United States Phil Blackmar
England Nick Faldo
United States Tom Watson
1,800,000 324,000
1991 Australia Steve Elkington 276 −12 1 stroke United States Fuzzy Zoeller 1,600,000 288,000
1990 United States Jodie Mudd 278 −10 1 stroke United States Mark Calcavecchia 1,500,000 270,000
1989 United States Tom Kite 279 −9 1 stroke United States Chip Beck 1,350,000 243,000
1988 United States Mark McCumber 273 −15 4 strokes United States Mike Reid 1,250,000 225,000
Tournament Players Championship
1987 Scotland Sandy Lyle 274 −14 Playoff United States Jeff Sluman 1,000,000 180,000
1986 United States John Mahaffey 275 −13 1 stroke United States Larry Mize 900,000 162,000
1985 United States Calvin Peete 274 −14 3 strokes United States D. A. Weibring 900,000 162,000
1984 United States Fred Couples 277 −11 1 stroke United States Lee Trevino 800,000 144,000
1983 United States Hal Sutton 283 −5 1 stroke United States Bob Eastwood 700,000 126,000
1982 United States Jerry Pate 280 −8 2 strokes United States Brad Bryant
United States Scott Simpson
500,000 90,000
1981 United States Raymond Floyd 285 −3 Playoff United States Barry Jaeckel
United States Curtis Strange
440,000 72,000
1980 United States Lee Trevino 278 −10 1 stroke United States Ben Crenshaw 440,000 72,000
1979 United States Lanny Wadkins 283 −5 5 strokes United States Tom Watson 440,000 72,000
1978 United States Jack Nicklaus (3) 289 +1 1 stroke United States Lou Graham 300,000 60,000
1977 United States Mark Hayes 289 +1 2 strokes United States Mike McCullough 300,000 60,000
1976 United States Jack Nicklaus (2) 269 −19 3 strokes United States J. C. Snead 300,000 60,000
1975 United States Al Geiberger 270 −10 3 strokes United States Dave Stockton 250,000 50,000
1974 United States Jack Nicklaus 272 −16 2 strokes United States J. C. Snead 250,000 50,000

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.

Multiple winners[edit]

Six players have won the tournament more than once:

Each of Nicklaus' three victories were at different courses but none were at the Stadium Course, where the other multiple winners won both their titles. Scottie Scheffler is the only back-to-back winner by virtue of his wins in 2023 and 2024.

Tournament highlights[edit]

Phil Mickelson with the 2007 Players Championship trophy
  • 1974: Jack Nicklaus wins the inaugural edition of the tournament. He beats J. C. Snead by two shots near Atlanta.[31]
  • 1977: Mark Hayes wins by two shots over Mike McCullough at Sawgrass Country Club, despite shooting the highest winning score on the PGA Tour, 289, since Nicklaus at the 1972 U.S. Open.[32]
  • 1978: Jack Nicklaus wins his third Tournament Players Championship title. He edges Lou Graham by one shot.[33]
  • 1979: Bob Murphy, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour, shoots a final round 92. Winds were gusting up to 45 miles per hour that day.[34]
  • 1980: Playing in a final threesome with Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino shoots a final round 70 to edge Ben Crenshaw by one shot.[35]
  • 1981: Raymond Floyd defeats Curtis Strange and Barry Jaeckel on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. In addition to the tournament title, Floyd collects an additional $250,000 bonus due to his win at the Doral-Eastern Open the week before.[36]
  • 1982: After winning the first tournament at the Stadium Course by two shots over Brad Bryant and Scott Simpson, Jerry Pate tosses PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman and course architect Pete Dye into the water adjacent to the 18th green before jumping in himself.[16][17]
  • 1983: Hal Sutton wins by one shot over Bob Eastwood. John Cook came to the 72nd hole tied for the lead with Sutton before hitting his tee shot in the water on his way to a double bogey.[37]
  • 1984: Fred Couples shoots a course record 64[38] during the second round of play on his way to a one-shot victory over Lee Trevino.[39]
  • 1986: John Mahaffey wins by one shot over Larry Mize after Mize makes bogey on four of the last five holes during the final round of play.[40]
  • 1987: Sandy Lyle defeats Jeff Sluman with a par on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff. At the playoff's second hole, Sluman stood over a 6-foot (1.8 m) birdie putt to win, and a spectator jumped into the water surrounding the 17th green. He backed away, then missed.[24][25][26]
  • 1988: Jacksonville area resident Mark McCumber wins by four shots over Mike Reid.[41]
  • 1989: Tom Kite wins for the second consecutive week. He beats Chip Beck by one shot.[42]
  • 1991: Steve Elkington wins by one shot over Fuzzy Zoeller. Phil Blackmar had solo possession of the lead before hitting his tee shot into the water on the 71st hole resulting in a double bogey.[43]
  • 1992: Mark Calcavecchia and John Daly, the first pair on the final day of the tournament, are reprimanded by Deputy PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem "for failure to exert their best effort" after they finish their 18 holes of golf in only two hours and three minutes.[44]
  • 1994: Greg Norman shoots the 72-hole record score for the tournament, 264, on his way to a four shot victory over Fuzzy Zoeller.[45]
  • 1995: After Norman's record score, the course is made tougher by the creation of new, rock hard greens. Lee Janzen shoots 283 to win the tournament, the biggest one-year swing for a tournament played on the same layout in PGA Tour history.[46]
  • 1996: Twelve years after his first win at the TPC at Sawgrass, Fred Couples triumphs again. He shoots a final round 64 to beat Colin Montgomerie and Tommy Tolles by four shots.[47]
  • 1999: David Duval wins by two shots over Scott Gump. The win by Duval propels him to No. 1 in the World rankings.[48]
  • 2000: Hal Sutton wins at the TPC at Sawgrass for a second time. He edges Tiger Woods by one shot.[49]
  • 2002: Playing for the first time ever in The Players Championship, Craig Perks finishes eagle-birdie-par to win by two shots over Stephen Ames. It is the only PGA Tour win for Perks.[50]
  • 2003: Davis Love III wins The Players Championship for a second time. He shoots a final round 64 to win by six shots over Jay Haas and Pádraig Harrington.[51]
  • 2004: In spite of hitting his 2nd shot at the 72nd hole into the water, Adam Scott is able to get it up and down for bogey to win by one shot over Pádraig Harrington.[52]
  • 2005: Fred Funk becomes the tournament's oldest champion by edging Tom Lehman, Luke Donald, and Scott Verplank by one shot. During the final round, Bob Tway hits four balls into the water surrounding the 17th green, scoring a twelve on the hole.[53]
  • 2010: After 206 career PGA Tour starts, Tim Clark breaks through for his first Tour win.
  • 2011: K. J. Choi becomes the first Asian born golfer to win The Players Championship. He defeats David Toms on the first hole of a sudden death playoff.[54]
  • 2013: Roberto Castro ties the course record with a 9-under 63 in the opening round.[55] Sergio García, tied for the lead with Tiger Woods at 13-under par going to the par-3 17th hole in the final round, puts two balls into the water. Tiger Woods wins the event for the first time since 2001. It is his 78th career PGA Tour win in his 300th start.
  • 2014: Ongoing injuries prevent Tiger Woods from defending his title. In the first round, Martin Kaymer ties the course record with a 63 matching Fred Couples (1992), Greg Norman (1994) and Roberto Castro (2013).[56] Kaymer goes on to win wire-to-wire.
  • 2015: Following a three-way tie at 12-under par in regulation play, the tournament's first aggregate three-hole playoff over holes 16–18 is conducted between Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner and Sergio García. Kisner and Fowler both go par-birdie-par to end the playoff at 1-under par, while García can only muster three pars to finish at even par and is eliminated. The playoff continues into sudden death, starting at the 17th, where both Kisner and Fowler have birdie opportunities. Kisner's birdie try from about 12 feet is unsuccessful, while Fowler's effort, inside of five feet, drops home for the victory.[57]
  • 2017: 21-year-old Kim Si-woo becomes the event's youngest winner.
  • 2020: The tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[58] The first round had been played. Hideki Matsuyama led, having tied the course record with a score of 63 (−9).[59] Half of the $15 million purse was distributed to the players who played the first round, $52,000 each.[60]
  • 2024: Scottie Scheffler overcomes a five shot deficit heading into the final round to become the first back-to-back winner.[61]



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External links[edit]

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