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The Players Championship

 

Dates: May 10-15, 2016
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Course: TPC Sawgrass
Purse: $10,500,000
Winning Share: $1,890,000

 

The PGA TOUR professional golf competition that takes everyone's attention during May is the Players Golf Championship. This competition was first celebrated back in 1974 and is kind of new on the worlds of golf.

The competition is going to be played at the TPC Sawgrass located at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, between May 10-15, 2016.

It is an interesting championship because of the huge purse and the big winner share; the highest prize fund of any tournament in golf ($10 million in 2014). Other than that, the competition offers 600 FEC points. The course has a yardage of 7220 yards and is rated as par 72. The field usually includes the top fifty players in the world rankings, but unlike the three major championships staged in the United States, it is not an official event on the European Tour.

Highlighting the tradition will be a special performance by country music legend Toby Keith on Tuesday, May 10, during Military Appreciation Day. New in 2016, the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony (6 p.m.) and Concert (6:30 p.m.) will be held on the 17th hole – instead of the traditional location on the back of the clubhouse lawn – when the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 10-15.

2016 Players Schedule

TUESDAY, MAY 10 - Military Appreciation Day
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Practice Round for professionals
Military Appreciation Ceremony at 6 p.m.
Charity of the Day: TBD

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Practice Round for professionals
Charity of the Day: Take Stock in Children

THURSDAY, MAY 12
Gates open at 6:30 a.m.
1st round 7:30 a.m.
Charity of the Day: Wolfson Children's Hospital

FRIDAY, MAY 13
Gates open at 6:30 a.m.
2nd round 7:30 a.m.
Charity of the Day: JDRF

SATURDAY, MAY 14
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
3rd round 8:30 a.m.
Charity of the Day: UF Health Jacksonville

SUNDAY, MAY 15
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Final round 8:30 a.m.
Mother's Day Pink Out - Wear PINK (breast cancer support)
Closing ceremony Lower Clubhouse Lawn
Charity of the Day: 26.2 with DONNA

2016 The Players Results

Pos Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Strokes
1 Jason Day 63 66 73 71 273
T2 Kevin Chappell 71 67 70 68 276
T3 Justin Thomas 70 68 75 65 278
T3 Matt Kuchar 71 67 72 68 278
T3 Colt Knost 72 63 74 69 278

Past Winners

Year Player Score To par 1st Prize Purse
2015 Rickie Fowler 276 -12 1,800,000 10,000,000
2014 Martin Kaymer 275 -13 1,800,000 10,000,000
2013 Tiger Woods 275 -13 1,710,000 9,500,000
2012 Matt Kuchar 275 -13 1,710,000 9,500,000
2011 K. J. Choi 275 -13 1,710,000 9,500,000
2010 Tim Clark 272 -16 1,710,000 9,500,000
2009 Henrik Stenson 276 -12 1,710,000 9,500,000
2008 Sergio García 283 -5 1,710,000 9,500,000

 

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