The Players Championship : 2019 is held annually on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponde Vedra Beach, Florida. The course was designed by Pete and Alice Dye and opened for play in 1980.
Often refered to as golf’s “fifth major,” The Players will be a pivotal tournament for Woods to show his health won’t be an issue as the Masters quickly approaches. Woods has won twice at Sawgrass, in 2001 and 2013. Woods finished tied for 11th place last year at The Players, his first entry into the tournament since 2015 due to injury.
As Woods searches for a victory, it’s fitting that he will be paired up 2018 Players champion Webb Simpson for the first two rounds. Simpson will attempt to be the first golfer to ever repeat as Players champion. The polarizing Patrick Reed will round out the trio on Thursday and Friday.
This will be the first time since 2007 that The Players will take place in March as part of the PGA Tour’s schedule changes for 2019.
Here is everything to know about The Players Championshipin 2019, including how to watch live on TV and stream online, as well as updated tee times, odds, purse and past winners. You can also follow our “Tiger Tracker” and a full live leaderboard for hole-by-hold scoring updates when play begins Thursday.
The course was purchased from Paul and Jerome Fletcher by the PGA Tour for $1 — the check still being displayed in the clubhouse.
Outside of The Players, 1994 U.S. Amateur was held on the Stadium Course where Tiger Woods claimed the first of his three consecutive titles.
The unofficial ‘fifth major’ sees the strongest field of the year to date compete around one of the world’s flagship courses and, this year, the biggest prize purse ever on offer for one event.
The softer, greener conditions could well suit the British contingent in Florida, with Sandy Lyle the only golfer from these isles to have ever won The Players.
Matt Fitzpatrick heads to Sawgrass following a second-placed finish at Bay Hill while Rory McIlroy has made a consistent start to 2019, though remains without a win since March 2018.
Tiger Woods, looking to add to his two Players Championship victories, is back after missing the Arnold Palmer Invitational through injury.