The PGA Tour season starts here! Barry Plummer has everything you need to know about the so-called fifth major at TPC Sawgrass, including his three big picks

Well, I can’t quite believe it, but it happened again. Horschel goes out in the final group on Sunday and ends up coming home as our second consecutive runner-up. If it wasn’t The Players this week, I think I would be a lot more glum about our luck of late but I cannot help but be excited for my favourite event outside the majors. Having analysed the field, I have picked out three players who I fancy to etch their name into the history books at TPC Sawgrass. But before I get into my free golf betting tips…

The Players Championship details

Venue: TPC Sawgrass (Stadium course), Florida

Date: March 10-13, 2021                                                                                   

Course stats: Par 72; 7,189 yards

Course summary: The challenges come thick and fast on every hole, with water in-play on all but one – and that’s before you factor in the wind, the heavy bunkering, and the requirement to shape shots in both directions. The greens at Sawgrass are relatively small, and often very fast, increasing the importance of accurate approach play.

Purse: $20 million

Defending champion: Justin Thomas (-14)

The Players Championship TV coverage

Thursday: Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 11.30am
Friday: Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 11.30am
Saturday: Sky Sports Golf from 12.30pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 8.30pm
Sunday: Sky Sports Golf from 11.30am and Sky Sports Main Event from 8pm

So who will win the 2022 Players Championship?

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