The PLAYERS Championship

THE PLAYERS Championship is recognized by PGA-TOUR members as "their" championship tournament. Held on the Mother's Day weekend in May each year at golf’s greatest stadium in Ponte Vedra Beach, this is must experience for golf fans. THE PLAYERS features the strongest field in golf and one of the largest purses on the PGA-TOUR. Witness the incredible competition by the world’s best golfers as they vie for the coveted title on Pete Dye’s masterpiece, TPC Sawgrass – THE PLAYERS Stadium Course.

THE PLAYERS has evolved into one of the most prestigious events in golf. Be part of an incredible fan experience as no other Tournament in the PGA-TOUR schedule brings you this close to the stars. See your favorite player in action at TPC Sawgrass on golf's greatest stadium on May 13th and 15th 2016.

Local heroes Calvin Peete, Mark McCumber, David Duval and Fred Funk have hoisted THE PLAYERS trophy, as have some of the game's most recognizable names, including Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia.

Such an impressive lineup couldn't fail to produce an amazing selection of memories, record-breaking performances, anecdotes and comical incidents - many are remembered almost as much as the magnificent golf itself.

Are you ready for a thorough test of your golfing skills?

If so, may we recommend a round on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass? It's a green grass SAT exam without the number two pencils and timer clocks. The Stadium Course provides a four-hour test that will expose any and all deficiencies in your game. This Pete Dye masterpiece challenges and confounds everyone from the pros to the once-a-month hacker who boldly believes he can break 90 and par or birdie the famous No. 17 island hole.

Unlike college entrance exams, this test is fun and memorable, even though you might return to the clubhouse after a round with some high numbers on your scorecard.

LEADERBOARD 2016
Player Pos 1 2 3 4 Total Score FedExCup Points Earnings
Jason Day 1 63 66 73 71 273 600.00 $1,890,000.00
Kevin Chappell 2 71 67 70 69 277 330.00 $1,134,000.00
Ken Duke T3 74 67 65 72 278 147.50 $504,000.00
Colt Knost T3 72 63 74 69 278 147.50 $504,000.00
Matt Kuchar T3 71 67 72 68 278 147.50 $504,000.00
Justin Thomas T3 70 68 75 65 278 147.50 $504,000.00

Designed by Pete Dye and built in 1980, the 7,215-yard, par-72 layout is referred to as “The Stadium Course” because of its unique “built in” spectator bleachers. To accommodate spectators, many fairways are framed by high, banked slopes upon which crowds can sit. There are also bowl-shaped natural grass amphitheaters around many greens for the spectators.

THE PLAYERS Stadium Course: HOLE-BY-HOLE

HOLE #1

PAR 4, 423 YARDS

From the start, the golf course demands accuracy from the tee. On this slight dogleg right, a drive to the right side of the narrow landing area will give the player a good angle to approach the long and narrow green. A long fairway bunker, a lateral water hazard and grass bunkers await errant drives to the right, and dense trees guard the fairway to the left. Large maintained bunkers protect the front and left portions of the green. Grass bunkers in the front right, right and rear areas of the green protect the remainder of it.
2015 Statistics
4.138 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
12%
PAR
66%
BOGEY
20%
2+ BOGEY
2%
HOLE #2

PAR 5, 532 YARDS

On this relatively short par 5, the player's success once again begins on the tee. A long and accurate drive will enable the majority of players to attempt to reach the green in two shots. Dense trees on both sides, with a lateral water hazard to the right, protect the sloped landing area of the drive. A small pond and a large fairway bunker on the right guard the fairway and green from 175 yards out. Deep maintained bunkers are on both sides of the green, along with numerous grass bunkers.
2015 Statistics
4.615 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
46%
PAR
46%
BOGEY
5%
2+ BOGEY
3%
HOLE #3

PAR 3, 177 YARDS

A shot requiring a middle to short iron on this par 3 is needed to reach the two-tiered green which slopes from back to front. A bunker in the front of the green and grass bunkers to the right protect what is left unguarded by a large maintained bunker to the left and rear left portion of the green.
2015 Statistics
2.998 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
14%
PAR
73%
BOGEY
11%
2+ BOGEY
1%
HOLE #4

PAR 4, 384 YARDS

This short par 4 requires accuracy on every shot. The drive must avoid a lateral water hazard and a deep meandering fairway bunker on the right. Very large and severely sloped mounds protect the left side of this narrow landing area. A well-struck long iron or fairway wood from the tee will enable the player to hit a middle to short iron to one of the toughest greens on the course. A water hazard protects the front and the left side of the green, while small but deep maintained bunkers protect the green on the right and in the rear.
2015 Statistics
4.039 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
25%
PAR
55%
BOGEY
17%
2+ BOGEY
4%
HOLE #5

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

This dogleg right offers a generous landing area for the drive, as it is the longest par 4 on the course. A long fairway bunker down the right side and beyond the landing area for the drive protects the fairway. After hitting a driver from the tee, the players will use long to middle irons on their second shots to this deep, narrow and rolling green. The green is protected by grass bunkers, maintained bunkers, a waste area and palm trees. This will be one of the hardest holes to play, and par will be a very welcome score.
2015 Statistics
4.152 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
12%
PAR
65%
BOGEY
20%
2+ BOGEY
3%
HOLE #6

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

This hole is a perfect example of target golf. The drive must avoid dense palm and pine trees on the right and two fairway bunkers and a lateral water hazard on the left. The slightly elevated green is protected by maintained bunkers, grass bunkers and clustered palm trees. The specific landing area on this hole offers players a level lie for their approach to the two-tiered green, which slopes down from right to left and back to front. The players' short games will be tested here on a daily basis.
2015 Statistics
3.959 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
19%
PAR
68%
BOGEY
12%
2+ BOGEY
1%
HOLE #7

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

A long slight dogleg right. A vast fairway bunker and a lateral water hazard running almost the entire length of the hole guard the left side of the fairway. The right side of the landing area is lined by thick trees. The driving area is very large and the preferred side is dictated by the pin placement. The green is protected by maintained bunkers in the front and to the left, and severe slope off the back. The wind direction on this hole can make it very difficult to score well.
2015 Statistics
4.157 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
13%
PAR
63%
BOGEY
20%
2+ BOGEY
4%
HOLE #8

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

The longest par 3 on the course requires a long iron or fairway wood to carry a myriad of obstacles. The deep, narrow and sloping green is protected by numerous maintained bunkers and grass bunkers. This is another hole that puts pressure on the players' short games.
2015 Statistics
3.154 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
8%
PAR
70%
BOGEY
20%
2+ BOGEY
1%
HOLE #9

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

A large lake and bunker to the right of the fairway on this par 5 collect stray drives, while woods to the left hinder second shots. The most important shot on this hole is the second. This shot will be a long iron or fairway wood directed to the right side of the fairway. To the left, a wandering fairway bunker and large oak trees crowd the small second-shot landing area. The green is very thin and severely sloped from the front to the back right. A severely banked maintained bunker guards the left and rear of the green, along with a small maintained bunker. Another small bunker in the front causes problems for players coming up short.
2015 Statistics
4.843 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
28%
PAR
61%
BOGEY
10%
2+ BOGEY
1%
HOLE #10

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

The inward nine begins with a dogleg par 4, just as the front nine does. However, the 10th hole doglegs to the left, with a large bunker down the left side of the fairway and very dense trees to the right. Again, the narrow landing area for the drive demands accuracy. Most players will select a fairway wood from the tee to set up a middle or short iron approach to the green, which is protected by two maintained bunkers in the front right. Grass bunkers crowd the entire left side of this deceiving green. From the landing area the green appears to be very large; actually, it is narrow and fades away from the players.
2015 Statistics
4.099 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
15%
PAR
64%
BOGEY
18%
2+ BOGEY
3%
HOLE #11

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

This hole is a strategically designed middle-length par 5, which presents a variety of possibilities and potential disasters. Players attempting to reach this green in two shots must have a long and accurate drive down the right side. An immense fairway bunker stops shots hit through the left of the fairway, and dense trees knock down shots hit left of the driving area. Large overhanging trees crowd the preferred right side. One maintained bunker covers the front of the green.
2015 Statistics
4.700 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
41%
PAR
48%
BOGEY
10%
2+ BOGEY
1%
HOLE #12

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

Because this is the shortest par 4 on the course, there is a premium on accuracy from the tee. A long iron or fairway wood will enable players to position their drives strategically for a short iron or pitch shot approach to this small and heavily guarded green. Woods and a huge fairway bunker line the right side of the driving area, and huge mounds with very deep grass bunkers tower over the left side. Players driving short or to the left of their target sometimes will be unable to see the flag-stick because of the large mounds. In this case a short iron will be needed. Players whose drives are far enough forward or to the right will approach the green with a wedge. Maintained bunkers and varied grass bunkers surround the small green.
2015 Statistics
3.959 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
21%
PAR
64%
BOGEY
12%
2+ BOGEY
3%
HOLE #13

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

A water hazard protects this picturesque par 3 all the way down the left side. Players must clear or maneuver around the water hazard when the pin placements are to the left. The green has three separate tiers. The highest is the right front quarter. The right rear quarter is just slightly lower and slopes away from the tee. The entire left side of the green slopes drastically toward the water. The green also is protected by two small and deep maintained bunkers. Short to middle irons will be the choice of the majority of players.
2015 Statistics
3.009 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
15%
PAR
71%
BOGEY
13%
2+ BOGEY
1%
HOLE #14

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

Traditionally, this hole has been one of the toughest to play. The narrow two-tiered driving area is paralleled down the left side by a narrow fairway bunker and a lateral water hazard. The right side is overshadowed by large, deep grass bunkers located within a very large mound. Between the driving area and the green is a vast bunker. The green is very large with severe undulations and long slopes. A maintained bunker protects the front left side of the green and a few other maintained bunkers hide among very large grass bunkers to the right and the rear of the green. A driver from the tee and a long to middle iron are the club selections on this hole.
2015 Statistics
4.200 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
8%
PAR
67%
BOGEY
22%
2+ BOGEY
2%
HOLE #15

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

This dogleg right begins with a drive through a chute of trees and over water. The fairway bunker extends down the right side of the fairway to a paved path, then resumes to the left of the path and extends almost to the green. A large maintained bunker to the left and a small maintained bunker to the right front protect the green. There are grass bunkers to the right and rear of the green. The hole is normally played with a driver from the tee and a middle to short iron from the fairway.
2015 Statistics
4.074 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
11%
PAR
70%
BOGEY
17%
2+ BOGEY
1%
HOLE #16

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

This short par 5 will give many players an opportunity to reach the green in two. A fairway wood or long iron will be required for the second shot, which must carry a large lateral water hazard, a maintained bunker and a bulkhead. All of these obstacles are to the right of the hole and start 150 yards from the green. To the left, a cluster of oak trees blocks a clear path to the green. Players who do not choose to attempt the green in two must direct their second shot to the narrow area protected by a grass bunker, a water hazard and the cluster of oak trees. The green has two tiers, sloping left to right toward the water that wraps around the rear of the green.
2015 Statistics
4.543 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
48%
PAR
44%
BOGEY
8%
2+ BOGEY
0%
HOLE #17

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

The signature island hole is a short length par 3 with a wide green that narrows to the right side. The right side of the green is protected by a small maintained bunker, which sometimes will be a relief to players who come up short of the green. Club selection on this hole is critically important; with the tricky winds of spring, the Championship could be won or lost here.
2015 Statistics
3.094 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
16%
PAR
69%
BOGEY
9%
2+ BOGEY
6%
HOLE #18

PAR 4, 471 YARDS

A fantastic dogleg left awaits the players as they prepare to finish their rounds. Constant accuracy is of the utmost importance on this hole. Water guards the full length of the hole to the left, while large spectator mounds and trees line the right side. A collection of grass bunkers is situated in the front-right section of the green, while a lone maintained bunker stops shots hit left and long. This 18th has become one of the premier finishing holes in golf.
2015 Statistics
4.395 SCORING
AVG
EAGLE
0%
BIRDIE
9%
PAR
56%
BOGEY
28%
2+ BOGEY
8%
YEAR WINNER SCORE RUNNER UP SCORE
1974 Jack Nicklaus 272 J.C. Snead 274
1975 Al Geiberger 270 Dave Stockton 273
1976 Jack Nicklaus 269 J.C. Snead 272
1977 Mark Hayes 289 Mike McCullough 291
1978 Jack Nicklaus 289 Lou Graham 290
1979 Lanny Wadkins 283 Tom Watson 288
1980 Lee Trevino 278 Ben Crenshaw 279
1981 Raymond Floyd 285 Barry Jaeckel 285
-- -- -- Curtis Strange 285
1982 Jerry Pate 280 Brad Bryant 282
-- -- -- Scott Simpson 282
1983 Hal Sutton 283 Bob Eastwood 284
1984 Fred Couples 277 Lee Trevino 278
1985 Calvin Peete 274 D.A. Weibring 277
1986 John Mahaffey 275 Larry Mize 276
1987 Sandy Lyle 274 Jeff Sluman 274
1988 Mark McCumber 273 Mike Reid 277
1989 Tom Kite 279 Chip Beck 280
1990 Jodie Mudd 278 Mark Calcavecchia 279
1991 Steve Elkington 276 Fuzzy Zoeller 277
1992 Davis Love III 273 Ian Baker-Finch 277
-- -- -- Phil Blackmar 277
-- -- -- Nick Faldo 277
-- -- -- Tom Watson 277
1993 Nick Price 270 Bernhard Langer 275
1994 Greg Norman 264 Fuzzy Zoeller 268
1995 Lee Janzen 283 Bernhard Langer 284
1996 Fred Couples 270 Colin Montgomerie 274
-- -- -- Tommy Tolles 274
1997 Steve Elkington 272 Scott Hoch 279
1998 Justin Leonard 278 Glen Day 280
-- -- -- Tom Lehman 280
1999 David Duval 285 Scott Gump 287
2000 Hal Sutton 278 Tiger Woods 279
2001 Tiger Woods 274 Vijay Singh 275
2002 Craig Perks 280 Stephen Ames 282
2003 Davis Love III 271 Jay Haas 277
-- -- -- Padraig Harrington 277
2004 Adam Scott 276 Padraig Harrington 277
2005 Fred Funk 279 Luke Donald 280
-- -- -- Tom Lehman 280
-- -- -- Scott Verplank 280
2006 Stephen Ames 274 Retief Goosen 280
2007 Phil Mickelson 277 Sergio Garcia 279
2008 Sergio Garcia 283 Paul Goydos 283
2009 Henrik Stenson 276 Ian Poulter 280
2010 Tim Clark 272 Robert Allenby 273
2011 K.J. Choi 275 David Toms 275
2012 Matt Kuchar 275 Ben Curtis 277
-- -- -- Rickie Fowler 277
-- -- -- Zach Johnson 277
-- -- -- Martin Laird 277
2013 Tiger Woods 275 David Lingmerth 277
-- -- -- Jeff Maggert 277
-- -- -- Kevin Streelman 277
2014 Martin Kaymer 275 Jim Furyk 276
2015 Rickie Fowler 276 Sergio Garcia 276
-- -- -- Kevin Kisner 276
2016 Jason Day 273 Kevin Chappell 277