EVERY Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship

Posted by Evan Chronis on Feb 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Since 1974, THE PLAYERS Championship has proved that you don't need to win a major to be considered one of the best players in the world. For a championship that is less than a half century old, THE PLAYERS has proven to be one of the most prestigious titles in the sport with its combination of playing field, course history at TPC Sawgrass and record-breaking purse. 

THE PLAYERS Championship

With the title drenched in history, winning THE PLAYERS has become a chance for a new star in the game to make a name for themselves or for an established player to further cement their legacy. 

With that being said — all eyes will be on who will claim THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in March. But with history on the horizon, let's take a look at the golfers who can call themselves THE PLAYERS Championship winners. 

2018 — Webb Simpson

  • Final Score: 270 (-18)
  • Runner-Up: Xander Schauffele (274), Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker
  • Purse: $11,000,000

2017 — Kim Si-Woo

  • Final Score: 278 (-10)
  • Runner-Up: Louis Oosthuizen (281), Ian Poulter
  • Purse: $10,500,000

2016 — Jason Day

  • Final Score: 273 (-15)
  • Runner-Up: Kevin Chappell (277)
  • Purse: $10,500,000

2015 — Rickie Fowler

  • Final Score: 276 (-12) — won by sudden death
  • Runner-Up: Sergio Garcia (276), Kevin Kisner
  • Purse: $10,000,000

2014 — Martin Kaymer

  • Final Score: 275 (-13)
  • Runner-Up: Jim Furyk (276)
  • Purse: $10,000,000

2013 — Tiger woods

  • Final Score: 275 (-13)
  • Runner-Up: David Lingmerth (277), Jeff Maggert, Kevin Streelman
  • Purse: $9,500,000

2012 — Matt Kuchar

  • Final Score: 275 (-13)
  • Runner-Up: Ben Curtis (277), Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Martin Laird
  • Purse: $9,500,000

2011 — K.J. Choi

  • Final Score: 275 (-13)
  • Runner-Up: David Toms (275)
  • Purse: $9,500,000

2010 — Tim Clark

  • Final Score: 272 (-16)
  • Runner-Up: Robert Allenby (273)
  • Purse: $9,500,000

2009 — Henrik Stenson

  • Final Score: 276 (-12)
  • Runner-Up: Ian Poulter (280)
  • Purse: $9,500,000

2008 — Sergio Garcia

  • Final Score: 283 (-5) — won by sudden death
  • Runner-Up: Paul Goydos (283)
  • Purse: $9,500,000

2007 — Phil Mickelson

  • Final Score: 277 (-11)
  • Runner-Up: Sergio Garcia (279)
  • Purse: $9,000,000

2006 — Stephen ames

  • Final Score: 274 (-14)
  • Runner-Up: Retief Goosen (280)
  • Purse: $8,000,000

2005 — Fred Funk

  • Final Score: 279 (-9)
  • Runner-Up: Luke Donald (280), Tom Lehman, Scott Verplank
  • Purse: $8,000,000

2004 — Adam Scott

  • Final Score: 276 (-12)
  • Runner-Up: Padraig Harrington (277)
  • Purse: $8,000,000

2003 — Davis Love III

  • Final Score: 271 (-17)
  • Runner-Up: Jay Haas (277), Padraig Harrington 
  • Purse: $6,500,000

2002 — Craig Perks

  • Final Score: 280 (-8)
  • Runner-Up: Stephen Ames (282)
  • Purse: $6,000,000

2001 — Tiger Woods

  • Final Score: 274 (-14)
  • Runner-Up: Vijay Singh (275)
  • Purse: $6,000,000

2000 — Hal Sutton

  • Final Score: 278 (-10)
  • Runner-Up: Tiger Woods (279)
  • Purse: $6,000,000

1999 — David Duval

  • Final Score: 285 (-3)
  • Runner-Up: Scott Gump (287)
  • Purse: $5,000,000

1998 — Justin Leonard

  • Final Score: 278 (-10)
  • Runner-Up: Glen Day (280), Tom Lehman
  • Purse: $4,000,000

1997 — Steve Elkington

  • Final Score: 272 (-16)
  • Runner-Up: Scott Hoch (279)
  • Purse: $3,500,000

1996 — Fred Couples

  • Final Score: 270 (-18)
  • Runner-Up: Colin Montgomerie (274), Tommy Tolles
  • Purse: $3,500,000

1995 — Lee Janzen

  • Final Score: 283 (-5)
  • Runner-Up: Bernhard Langer (284)
  • Purse: $3,000,000

1994 — Greg Norman

  • Final Score: 264 (-24)
  • Runner-Up: Fuzzy Zoeller (268)
  • Purse: $2,500,000

1993 — Nick Price

  • Final Score: 270 (-18)
  • Runner-Up: Bernhard Langer (275)
  • Purse: $2,500,000

1992 — Davis Love III

  • Final Score: 273 (-15)
  • Runner-Up: Ian Baker-Finch (277), Phil Blackmar, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson
  • Purse: $1,800,000

1991 — Steve Elkington

  • Final Score: 276 (-12)
  • Runner-Up: Fuzzy Zoeller (277)
  • Purse: $1,600,000

1990 — Jodie Mudd

  • Final Score: 278 (-10)
  • Runner-Up: Mark Calcavecchia (279)
  • Purse: $1,500,000

1989 — Tom Kite

  • Final Score: 279 (-9)
  • Runner-Up: Chip Beck (280)
  • Purse: $1,350,000

1988 — Mark McCumber

  • Final Score: 273 (-15)
  • Runner-Up: Mike Reid (277)
  • Purse: $1,250,000

1987 — Sandy Lyle

  • Final Score: 274 (-14) — won by playoff
  • Runner-Up: Jeff Sluman (274)
  • Purse: $1,000,000

1986 — John Mahaffey

  • Final Score: 275 (-13)
  • Runner-Up: Larry Mize (276)
  • Purse: $900,000

1985 — Calvin Peete

  • Final Score: 274 (-14)
  • Runner-Up: D.A. Weibring (277)
  • Purse: $900,000

1984 — Fred Couples

  • Final Score: 277 (-11)
  • Runner-Up: Lee Trevino (278)
  • Purse: $800,000

1983 — Hal Sutton

  • Final Score: 283 (-5)
  • Runner-Up: Bob Eastwood (284)
  • Purse: $700,000

1982 — Jerry Pate

  • Final Score: 280 (-8)
  • Runner-Up: Brad Bryant (282), Scott Simpson
  • Purse: $500,000

1981 — Raymond Floyd

  • Final Score: 285 (-3) — won by playoff
  • Runner-Up: Barry Jaeckel (285), Curtis Strange
  • Purse: $440,000

1980 — Lee Trevino

  • Final Score: 278 (-10)
  • Runner-Up: Ben Crenshaw (279)
  • Purse: $440,000

1979 — Lanny Wadkins

  • Final Score: 283 (-5)
  • Runner-Up: Tom Watson (288)
  • Purse: $440,000

1978 — Jack Nicklaus

  • Final Score: 289 (+1)
  • Runner-Up: Lou Graham (290)
  • Purse: $300,000

1977 — Mark Hayes

  • Final Score: 289 (+1)
  • Runner-Up: Mike McCullough (290)
  • Purse: $300,000

1976 — Jack Nicklaus

  • Final Score: 269 (-19)
  • Runner-Up: J.C. Snead (272)
  • Purse: $300,000

1975 — Al Geiberger

  • Final Score: 270 (-10)
  • Runner-Up: Dave Stockton (273)
  • Purse: $250,000

1974 — Jack Nicklaus

  • Final Score: 272 (-16)
  • Runner-Up: J.C. Snead (274)
  • Purse: $250,000

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