major highlight of the PGA
Tour, the Players Championship is one of the richest tournaments of
the year with the strongest and deepest field - featuring
50 of the the world's top golfers competing for the $2 million
prize at Sawgrass
in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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.
Water, water everywhere: the famous 17th hole at the TPC at Sawgrass.
2019 Players US TV Schedule
Thursday, March 14, 1-7 PM ET
Friday, March 15, 1-7 PM ET
Saturday, March 16, 2-7 PM ET
Sunday May 17,
2-7 PM ET
2019 Players Championship
This year, the Players Championship goes green. And that means wearin' of the green -- as the championship moves from its traditional slot in May to mid-March with a lucky St. Patrick's Day finish on Sunday.
In the U.S., watch for complete TV coverage airing on NBC and The Golf Channel - beginning Thursday, March 14 and concluding with a dramatic final on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
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 whose critics rated him "one of the most overrated players in the PGA" -- and won big at the Players that year.
take the Player's trophy this year? Stay tuned...
The only three-time champ, Jack Nicklaus.
DID YOU KNOW?
Players Championship fun facts
• No player has ever won the title back-to-back.
• Only six champions have won more than once: Fred Couples (1984, 1996), Steve Elkington (1991, 1997), Hal Sutton (1983, 2000), Davis Love III (1992, 2003), and Tiger Woods (2001, 2013). The only champion to have won The Players Championship three times was Jack Nicklaus (1974, 1976, 1978).
• An estimated 100,000 golf balls are lost in the watery depths of Sawgrass' infamous Island Green every year.
• The Players Championship is the most spectactor-friendly of the major tournaments with more stands, viewing areas, and more bathrooms (port-o-lets) than any other on the PGA Tour.
More about the 2019 Players Championship around the Web:
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....
The Golf Channel - Here's the e 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.
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.