The crown jewel of May golf, THE PLAYERS is the PGA Tour’s flagship event, and is set to tee off this week for the 44th time, with the past 35 editions being held at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, one of the most iconic locations in the game.
This year’s PLAYERS features a renovated TPC Sawgrass, which now boasts some new hazards, slick Bermuda grass greens, and a 12th hole with a contemporary aura.
Now a drivable par 4, eagle is most definitely in play on #12. The reward is great, but so is the risk, and missing the green left or right could lead to big numbers. It is certain to generate an increase in Sunday back nine drama.
Thanks to THE PLAYERS, Mother’s Day (this Sunday) now has something for everyone. A cleverly hidden smart phone tuned to the tournament will make that Sunday brunch at The Cheesecake Factory infinitely more tolerable.
Defending Champion Jason Day leads an elite 146-man field into Ponte Vedra Beach, for the most anticipated PLAYERS in years. A tournament that is never short on excitement, the 2017 version is sure to be a worthwhile watch.
Name: TPC Sawgrass, Stadium Course
Where: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Distance: 7189 yards
Architect: Pete Dye
Winning Share: $1,890,000
FedEx Cup Points: 600
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