When the deepest field in golf takes on the game's greatest stadium, fans flock to the Florida sun to experience one of golf's most prestigious tournaments – THE PLAYERS Championship.
THE PLAYERS 2013
Ever since the first PLAYERS Championship – contested at Atlanta Country Club in 1974 – the era’s best players have battled to take home the trophy. THE PLAYERS moved to Jacksonville in 1977 and five years later, the PGA TOUR’s flagship event found a new home at TPC Sawgrass, Pete Dye’s masterpiece and golf’s original stadium. THE PLAYERS has evolved into one of the most prestigious events in golf. Local heroes Calvin Peete, Mark McCumber, David Duval and Fred Funk have hoisted THE PLAYERS trophy, as have some of the game’s most recognizable names, including Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia.
Regardless of the name on the trophy at the end of THE PLAYERS each year, the true winner will always be charity. Thanks to the support of the Jacksonville community and the tournament’s Proud Partners – JELD-WEN and PwC – THE PLAYERS has donated nearly $40 million to First Coast charities over the years, including a record $4.8 million in 2010.