On Mother’s Day 2018, May 13th, Webb Simpson clinched THE PLAYERS Championship 2018 title. After losing his father last November, during an emotional interview Simpson said, “it’s been a tough few months for my mom, my brothers and sisters. This is a little beacon of light for my mom, to get this done on Mother’s Day.”
THE PLAYERS Championship is well underway and with one round of the tournament in the bag, fans and players alike are very confused. It may have been one of the most unpredictable first rounds with legends and former winners tied for last (yeah, we see you Lefty), and a few players tied for first have never won a major championship. It sets today and this weekend up for an exciting event when no one is quite sure what is going to happen.
Luke Combs will perform on Military Appreciation Day at THE PLAYERS Championship this year on May 8th. The country star will hold a concert on the 17th hole, the infamous Island Green, at 5:30pm for all guests to attend. Great music and an even better atmosphere, it’s sure to be a night to remember.
THE PLAYERS Championship is near as some of the world’s best golfers confirm their commitments to the PGA Tour’s unofficial fifth major. From the challenging nature of the holes to the overall design of Pete Dye’s famous Stadium Course, fans and professionals alike will enjoy the opening rounds of THE PLAYERS Championship.
Just to prove how difficult the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is, only two of the five players below have lived up to the challenge and received the honor of being a PLAYERS Champion. Each year, the world's best golfers head to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to take part in the purest test in golf, THE PLAYERS Championship.
THE PLAYERS Championship has been played at The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass since 1982. As the first true “Stadium Course,” it was designed to improve the overall on-site fan experience and the course itself is tough even for the greatest players in the world.
The PGA Tour has come up with a standardized formula for all tour events that divides the tournament’s purse designating a specific percentage based on each place on the leaderboard. A PGA Tour tournament winner receives 18% of the overall purse, while the 70th place receives 0.2% of the prize fund.
Four years and hundreds of conversations later, the PGA Tour and PGA of America made the decision in August of 2017 to switch up the golf calendar. This involved moving the PGA Championship back to May for the first time in 70 years and THE PLAYERS back to March for the first time since 2007. The topic that sparked the conversation of re-arranging the calendar was golf’s return to the Olympics and the PGA Tour’s want to wrap up their FedEx Cup season before the NFL season started.