THE PLAYERS Championship 2018

10th - 13th May 2018
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THE PLAYERS Championship 2018 Tickets, Golf & Accommodation Experiences

TPC Stadium Course Sawgrass, Jacksonville, Florida

The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass

THE PLAYERS Championship is one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour. It is held every May at the iconic TPC Sawgrass near Jacksonville in Florida.

It is commonly known as the '5th Major' due to the high quality field that assembles there. Of course, the drama of the top players hitting to the most infamous par 3 in the world (the island green 17th) adds to the appeal of the tournament.

The golf course was closed during the second half of 2016 for a partial redesign, including making the 12th into a short driveable par 4 with water.

THE PLAYERS Championship Experiences

Hilton Daytona Beach

with golf at LPGA Hills, LPGA Jones and Victoria Hills

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  • Includes Free Golf Club Carriage
  • 5 Nights accommodation at Hilton Daytona Beach
  • Ticket for The Players Championship on Sunday
  • 3 Rounds of Golf (LPGA Hills, LPGA Jones, Victoria Hills)
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Grande Villas at World Golf Village

with golf on Slammer & Squire, King & Bear courses

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  • 5 Nights accommodation at Villas at World Golf Village
  • Tickets for The Players Championship on Friday & Sunday
  • 2 Rounds of Golf (Slammer & Squire, King & Bear)
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Tournament Statistics

2017 Winner: Si Woo Kim (-10, $1,890,000 Prize Money)
Youngest Winner: Adam Scott (23 years, 8 months, 12 days)
Oldest Winner: Fred Funk (48 years, 9 months, 14 days)
Lowest 72 Hole Score: -24 (Greg Norman, 1994)
Most Wins: 3 (Jack Nicklaus: 1974, 1976 & 1978)

Tournament History

Year Champion Country Score Prize Money
2017 Si Woo Kim Australia South Korea -10 $1,890,000
2016 Jason Day Australia Australia -15 $1,890,000
2015 Rickie Fowler USA USA -12 $1,800,000
2014 Martin Kaymer Germany Germany -13 $1,800,000
2013 Tiger Woods USA USA -13 $1,710,000
2012 Matt Kuchar USA USA -13 $1,710,000
2011 K. J. Choi South Korea South Korea -13 $1,710,000
2010 Tim Clark South Africa South Africa -16 $1,710,000
2009 Henrik Stenson Sweden Sweden -12 $1,710,000
2008 Sergio Garcia Spain Spain -5 $1,710,000
2007 Phil Mickelson USA USA -11 $1,620,000
2006 Stephen Ames Canada Canada -14 $1,440,000
2005 Fred Funk USA USA -9 $1,440,000
2004 Adam Scott Australia Australia -12 $1,440,000
2003 Davis Love III USA USA -12 $1,170,000
2002 Craig Perks New Zealand New Zealand -8 $1,080,000
2001 Tiger Woods USA USA -14 $1,080,000

About the TPC Sawgrass Resort

The TPC Stadium Course is arguably one of the most famous courses in the world, with the 17th hole island green being seen as the most famous hole in golf. Over the years, $30 million has been invested into making the home of The Players Championship one of the world's greatest courses.

Course: TPC Stadium Course
Par: 72
Yardage: 7215 Yards
Designed by: Pete Dye & Deane Beman
Opened: 1982
Previously hosted: The Players Championship (since 1982)

Awards: No 2 course in Florida (Golf Digest), 41st in top 50 courses in country (Golf Digest) (for 2011), 5th in Golf Magazine's list of 'Top 100 courses you can play'.

Weather for The Players Championship
The month of May is a fantastic time to visit Florida, which sees the start of the warmest half of the year. The average temperature for Florida in May is 25 C, with potential highs of 32 C, definitely warm enough to get the shorts on. There is also an average of 9 sunshine hours everyday, so plenty of golf in sun.

Getting There
The closest airport to the Sawgrass Resort is Jacksonville International Airport which is just 30 minutes away. A taxi from the airport to Sawgrass will cost $70. There are daily flights to Jacksonville from London flying with either Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, American Airlines or Delta Airlines.

2018 Players Championship Dates

The Players Championship Tuesday


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Tue, 08/05/2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Tue, 08/05/2016 6:00 p.m.
The Sawgrass Resort
Jacksonville, Florida

The Players Championship Wednesday


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Wed, 09/05/2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Wed, 09/05/2016 6:00 p.m.
The Sawgrass Resort
Jacksonville, Florida


Round 1 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Thu, 10/05/2018 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Thurs, 10/05/2018 6:00 p.m.
Jacksonville, Florida
£1195 -


Round 2 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Fri, 11/05/2018 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 11/05/2018 6:00 p.m.
Jacksonville, Florida
£1195 -


Round 3 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Sat, 12/05/2018 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 12/05/2018 6:00 p.m.
Jacksonville, Florida
£1195 -


Round 4 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Sun, 13/05/2018 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 13/05/2018 6:00 p.m.
Jacksonville, Florida
£1195 -

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The surrounding lakes, ponds and swamp lands are home to abundant wildlife, including bald eagles, alligators, blue herons, fox squirrels and many other types of water fowl. With the fairways and greens mostly free of traditional course-lined residences, Copperhead provides the opportunity to enjoy golf the way nature intended.

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PGA National Resort
Designed By: George & Tom Fazio
Par: 72
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Champion course at PGA National

The Champion Course is the backbone of PGA National's outstanding golfing heritage, originally designed by Tom Fazio and subsequently reworked by Jack Nicklaus in 1990.

A top class tournament venue, the Champion played host to the 1983 Ryder Cup matches and the 1987 PGA Championship, while it is now the annual home of the US Tour's Honda Classic. The treacherous closing holes have been dubbed ‘The Bear Trap', and are among the most difficult in the state.

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Bay Hill Club
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