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When is the 2019 Players Championship?

Due to the PGA Championship being brought forward in 2019, The Players Championship has also had a change of date
 

The tournament is being brought forward in 2019 to accommodate for the PGA Championship moving dates, but when is the 2019 Players Championship?

Here’s the lowdown on the 46th edition of the tournament.

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 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 2019 Players Championship?

The 2019 tournament will be played between Thursday 14 March and Sunday 17 March 2019 with the PGA Championship moving to May.

Who is the defending champion?

When is the 2019 Players Championship

Webb Simpson is the defending champion and pocketed a Players record of $1.98m from the winners share.

The American cruised to a four-shot victory over Xander Schauffele, Charl Schwartzel and Jimmy Walker and tied the second lowest tournament score at TPC Sawgrass.

Greg Norman currently holds the scoring record with an aggregate score of 264 which is 24 under par.

Matthew Beedle

National Club Golfer and National Club Golfer magazine

Matthew has been playing golf since he was around 13 and took up the game at a local nine-hole municipal course with his friends before joining Pontefract & District Golf Club just over the hedge.

Still a member of Pontefract with a handicap of 3, he currently sits on the board of directors to help with digital and marketing initiatives in order to improve membership and visitor income.

Matthew graduated university with a First Class in Sports Journalism from Leeds Trinity University and has been working in the golf industry since graduating.

NCG’s social media & marketing manager, Matthew’s main job role is to increase website traffic to the National Club Golfer website via our email and social media channels as well as driving entries to grow our NCG Top 100s Tour events amongst other tasks.

Not one to change his equipment too often, Matthew currently plays the TaylorMade M2 driver which has lasted the test of time in his bag. Elsewhere, you’ll find him using the TaylorMade Stealth 2 three-wood with a Ping G425 Crossover 2-iron to aid his long game.

Through his 4-iron to Gap Wedge, Matthew uses the Ping i500 irons accompanied by Ping’s Glide 3.0 56-degree and 60-degree wedges.

Another club that has stood the test of time in his bag is a Nike Method Core MC-3i putter which has had to have the SuperStroke grip changed at least three times. Ball of choice is the Titleist ProV1.

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