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Players ChampionshipA major highlight of the PGA Tour, the Players Championship is the richest tournament of the year with the strongest and deepest field -— featuring 50 of the the world's top golfers competing for the $1 million-plus prize at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Golf fans know the course best for its infamous 137-yard 17th hole - better known as the "Island Green" - which historically raises the blood pressure of even the coolest players.

Tickets for the Players Championship traditionally go on sale in November, including travel packages featuring tours of downtown Jacksonville, historic St. Augustine, and the nearby World Golf Hall of Fame.

17th hole 'Island Green' at Sawgrass
Water, water everywhere: the famous 17th hole at the TPC at Sawgrass.

2017 Players US TV Schedule

Golf Channel
Thursday, May 11, 1-7 PM ET
Friday, May 12, 1-7 PM ET

Saturday, May 13, 2-7 PM ET
Sunday May 14, 2-7 PM ET

In the U.S., watch for complete TV coverage airing on NBC and The Golf Channel - beginning Thursday, May 11 and concluding with a dramatic final on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

In the UK, catch all the live action on Sky Sports and in Australia on FoxSports.

The Players - A Test of Champions

Fred Couples, Greg Norman, and Tiger Woods are among the more notable golfing greats who have won at the TPC Sawgrass over the years. But it's not alway the golfing greats that get the glory. In 2014, it was unlikely underdog Martin Kaymer from Germany who in addition to the winner's title celebrated the end of a 0-for-29 slump!

In 2015, it was underdog Ricky Fowler who answered his critics -- who rated Fowler as "one of the most overrated players in the PGA" -- in a big win at the Players.

Who will take the Player's trophy this year? Stay tuned...

More about the 2017 Players Championship around the Web:

Just up ahead, find out more about the Players Championship with all the latest news, TV schedule details, pictures and clips, along with Players trivia and a bit of history....

PGATOUR.COM - THE PLAYERS Championship - Feature stories, leaderboard and who else is in the field this year, related photos, the latest weather, audio news reports.

The Golf Channel - The online home of Players coverage with the complete TV schedule, latest news, feature stories, picture galleries and video clips, leaderboard.

BBC Sport | Golf - The Beeb offers their usual great coverage including up-to-the-minute Players Championship news, player profiles, photos, video news clips and interviews.

Tournament Players Club - Sawgrass - The scene of all the action in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and featuring video clips of its design and construction, a virtual tour, info on golf lesson fees, news and special events.

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