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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

MARCH 11-14, 2021

THE PLAYERS Championship

Location & Course Information

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. THE PLAYERS STADIUM COURSE AT TPC SAWGRASS Opened in 1980, THE PLAYERS Stadium Course was designed by Pete Dye with input from his wife, Alice, and former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman. The course has been renovated over the years, most recently in 2016. Yardage: 7,189; par 72.

Notable Course Features

The closing three-hole stretch provides one of the most dramatic stages in tournament golf. The 523-yard 16th offers an eagle opportunity but with danger lurking in water to the right of the green. The island green 137-yard 17th is a wedge or 9-iron shot with even more danger. The 462-yard par-4 18th, with water to the left, was the third toughest on the course in 2019.

2019 Champion

(No event in 2020) Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland

In 2019 Rory McIlroy became only the third player to win THE PLAYERS, the FedExCup, a major and a World Golf Championships event, joining Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson. THE PLAYERS was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Quick Facts

Field: 144 players Format: 72 holes stroke play Purse: $15 million Winner’s Share: $2,700,000 FedExCup Points: 600 to the winner

Charity Benefit

Proceeds from THE PLAYERS benefit Northeast Florida charities and have totaled more than $100 million since it began in 1974 and moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977.

Media Coverage Golf Channel/NBC

Social Media

@THEPLAYERSChamp @theplayerschamp @THEPLAYERS 122

“Very proud, very honored to be able to call myself a PLAYERS champion. It’s the toughest tournament to win. The deepest field in the world on one of the most iconic courses in the world.” — Rory McIlroy

CHECK THIS OUT  THE PLAYERS was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic after one round was played.  In 2019 Rory McIlroy became only the third player to win THE PLAYERS, the FedExCup, a major and a World Golf Championships event, joining Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson.  McIlroy was the first player from Northern Ireland to win THE PLAYERS. He was the 15th international champion and the eighth in 12 years.

PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE DECEMBER 2020 – MAY 2021

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 Dustin Johnson was the first player to shoot four rounds in the 60s since Steve Elkington in 1997.  Jim Furyk and Jon Rahm both had rounds of 64 in 2019, one off the tournament record of 63 shared by eight players.  Hideki Matsuyama shot a 63 in the first round of the 2020 tournament, but ultimately the round did not count due to the cancellation of the tournament due to the pandemic. W W W.P GAT OUR.COM

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