Date: March 14-17, 2018.
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. The PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
Field: 144 players.
Format: 72 holes stroke play.
Purse: US$12.5 million.
Winner’s prize: US$2.25 million and receives 80 points towards his world ranking.
FedExCup Points:: 600 to the winner.
Course Information: Designed by Pete Dye with input from his wife Alice and PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman, The PLAYERS Stadium Course opened in October 1980. It is balanced with a combination of short, medium and long holes with each proceeding hole played in a different direction.
The course has been renovated over the years, most recently in 2016 when five greens were expanded, a lake installed between the sixth and seventh fairways, all greens rebuilt and regrassed and all bunkers rebuilt. Most notably, the 12th hole was redesigned into a drivable par 4 to create the possibility of more drama early on the back nine.
Yardage: 7,189; par 72.
The PLAYERS Previous Winners
|2018||Webb Simpson||United States||Xander Schauffele|
|2017||Kim Si-Woo||South Korea||Louis Oosthuizen|
|2016||Jason Day||Australia||Kevin Chappell|
|2015||Rickie Fowler||US||Sergio Garcia & Kevin Kisner|
|2014||Martin Kaymer||Germany||Jim Furyk & Sergio Garcia|
|2013||Tiger Woods||US||Kevin Streelman, David Lingmerth & Jeff Maggert|
|2012||Matt Kuchar||US||Ben Curtis, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson & Martin Laird|
|2011||K.J. Choi||South Korea||David Toms|
|2010||Tim Clark||South Africa||Robert Allenby|
|2009||Henrik Stenson||Sweden||Ian Poulter|
|2008||Trevor Immelman||South Africa||Tiger Woods|
|2007||Sergio Garcia||Spain||Paul Goydos|
From the iconic Island Green on 17, to the renovations made since the conclusion of last year’s tournament, featuring a now drivable par 4 on 12, TPC Sawgrass is one of the most recognizable courses in the world. For the full course map, click here.
Born: 12 November, 1987
Professional Wins: 16
Best Result in The PLAYERS: Winner, 2016