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Golf - The Players Championship

This tournament is famous for one hole - the dreaded 17th at the TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Usa. A Par 3 island green surrounded by water provides a dramatic focus for what is often regarded as the "fifth major" due to a field attracted by the biggest prize fund in golf - but that remains an unofficial title. The primacy of The Open, US Open, Masters and US PGA Championship continues. Winning The Players earns the most world ranking points outside of the majors, but it is not recognised as being part of the European Tour schedule.
Originally known as the Tournament Players Championship, it was first played at Atlanta Country Club before moving to the Colonial in 1975 and Inverrary in 1976. In 1977 the event shifted permanently to Ponte Vedra Beach, initially at the Sawgrass Country Club before 1982 saw the historic transfer to the TPC at Sawgrass. The tournament was renamed as The Players Championship in 1988.
The Players was staged in late March until it was shifted to May in 2007 onwards, to fill the void of the only month in the heart of the year without a stand-out tournament.

YEAR
WINNER
SCORE TO PAR
1974
JACK NICKLAUS (Usa) -16
1975
AL GEIBERGER (Usa)  -10
1976
JACK NICKLAUS (Usa) -19
1977
MARK HAYES (Usa) +1
1978
JACK NICKLAUS (Usa)   +1
1979
LANNY WADKINS (Usa) -5
1980
LEE TREVINO (Usa) -10
1981
RAY FLOYD (Usa)* -3
1982
JERRY PATE (Usa) -8
1983
HAL SUTTON (Usa) -5
1984
FRED COUPLES (Usa) -11
1985
CALVIN PEETE (Usa) -14
1986
JOHN MAHAFFEY (Usa) -13
1987
SANDY LYLE (Sco)* -14
1988
MARK McCUMBER (Usa) -15
1989
TOM KITE (Usa) -9
1990
JODIE MUDD (Usa) -10
1991
STEVE ELKINGTON (Aus) -12
1992
DAVIS LOVE (Usa) -15
1993
NICK PRICE (Zim) -18
1994
GREG NORMAN (Aus)
-24
1995
LEE JANZEN (Usa)
-5
1996
FRED COUPLES (Usa)
-18
1997
STEVE ELKINGTON (Aus)
-16
1998
JUSTIN LEONARD (Usa)
-10
1999
DAVID DUVAL (Usa)
-3
2000
HAL SUTTON (Usa)
-10
2001
TIGER WOODS (Usa)
-14
2002
CRAIG PERKS (Nzl)
-8
2003
DAVIS LOVE (Usa)
-17
2004
ADAM SCOTT (Aus)
-12
2005
FRED FUNK (Usa)
-9
2006
STEPHEN AMES (Can)
-14
2007
PHIL MICKELSON (Usa)
-11
2008
SERGIO GARCIA (Esp)*
-5
2009
HENRIK STENSON (Swe)
-12
2010
TIM CLARK (Rsa)
-16
2011
KJ CHOI (Kor)*
-13
2012 MATT KUCHAR (Usa)
-13
2013 TIGER WOODS (Usa) -13
2014 MARTIN KAYMER (Ger) -14
2015 RICKIE FOWLER (Usa)* -12
2016 JASON DAY (Aus) -15
2017 KIM SI-WOO (Kor) -10
2018 WEBB SIMPSON (Usa) -18

* won after play-off

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