When is the 2020 Players Championship?July 1, 2018 Golf News
Get the lowdown on 47th edition of the Players Championship
The Players Championship was brought forward in 2019 to accommodate the PGA Championship moving to May, so when is the 2020 Players Championship?
A brief history of the Players Championship
The tournament has been ever present on the PGA Tour calendar since the first tournament in 1974 which was played at Atlanta Country Club and itwas originally known as the Tournament Players Championship.
It was first conceived by PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman and has had various date changes and has been played in February, March, May, August and September.
Did you know…
The Players Championship is often referred to as the unofficial ‘fifth major’ due to the prestige of the tournament and the fact it offers a large prize purse and more world ranking points compared to regular PGA Tour events.
The prize purse in 2018 was $11 million which is more than the money on offer at The Open and the same amount of prize money on offer at the Masters and PGA Championship.
In terms of world ranking points, the winner receives 80 points, 20 less than at the four majors but slightly more than any of the World Golf Championship events.
Where is the Players Championship played?
The tournament is currently played on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass and has been played there since 1982.
However, it hasn’t always been played on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Prior to the Stadium Courses’ first event the tournament was played at Sawgrass Country Club five times. Inverrary Country Club, Colonial Country Club and Atlanta Country have all hosted the tournament once.
When is the 2020 Players Championship?
The 2020 tournament is expected to be played sometime in March 2020, the exact dates will be confirmed shortly.
Who is the defending champion?
Rory McIlroy will be the defending champion after he won the 2019 Players Championship, defeating Jim Furyk by a single shot.