2006 Players Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2006 Players Championship
Tournament information
Dates March 23–26, 2006
Location Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Course(s) TPC Sawgrass,
Stadium Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,098 yards (6,490 m)[1]
Field 144 players, 74 after cut
Cut 144 (Even)
Prize fund $8.0 million
Winner's share $1.44 million
Champion
Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Ames
274 (−14)
TPC Sawgrass is located in the US
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
Location in the United States
TPC Sawgrass is located in Florida
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
Location in Florida

The 2006 Players Championship was a golf tournament in Florida on the PGA Tour, held March 23–26 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, southeast of Jacksonville. It was the 33rd Players Championship.

Stephen Ames shot a final round 67 and completed the biggest win of his career by a comfortable margin, six strokes ahead of runner-up Retief Goosen.[2][3] Ames was the 54-hole leader by a stroke over Sergio García and Vijay Singh.[4]

A month earlier at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Ames lasted only ten holes in the first round, falling to Tiger Woods 9&8.[5]

Defending champion Fred Funk finished thirteen strokes back, in a tie for sixteenth place.

This was the final Players held in March; it moved to mid-May in 2007.

Venue[edit]

This was the 25th Players Championship held at the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course; five yards were added this year and its length was 7,098 yards (6,490 m).[1]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Fred Funk  United States 2005 70 69 74 74 287 −1 T16
Tiger Woods  United States 2001 72 69 73 75 289 +1 T22
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1993 72 71 74 73 290 +2 T27
Fred Couples  United States 1983, 1996 69 73 75 74 291 +3 35
Adam Scott  Australia 2004 70 67 82 76 295 +7 T53

Score:[1]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Justin Leonard  United States 1998 75 70 145 +1
Davis Love III  United States 1992, 2003 65 83 148 +4
David Duval  United States 1999 71 80 151 +7
Craig Perks  New Zealand 2002 79 76 155 +11

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jim Furyk  United States 65 −7
Davis Love III  United States
T3 Robert Allenby  Australia 67 −5
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain
Bernhard Langer  Germany
T6 Ben Crane  United States 68 −4
Arron Oberholser  United States
José María Olazábal  Spain
John Rollins  United States
Vijay Singh  Fiji
Bo Van Pelt  United States

Source:[6]

Second round[edit]

Friday, March 24, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Furyk  United States 65-71=136 −8
T2 Stephen Ames  Trinidad and Tobago 71-66=137 −7
Adam Scott  Australia 70-67=137
T4 K. J. Choi  South Korea 69-69=138 −6
Sergio García  Spain 70-68=138
Vijay Singh  Fiji 68-70=138
T7 Brad Faxon  United States 70-69=139 −5
Steve Flesch  United States 69-70=139
Fred Funk  United States 69-70=139
Arron Oberholser  United States 68-71=139
José María Olazábal  Spain 68-71=139
Greg Owen  England 71-68=139
John Rollins  United States 68-71=139
Bo Van Pelt  United States 68-71=139

Source:[7][8]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Stephen Ames  Trinidad and Tobago 71-66-70=207 −9
T2 Sergio García  Spain 70-68-70=208 −8
Vijay Singh  Fiji 68-70-70=208
T4 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 69-71-70=210 −6
Mike Weir  Canada 71-71-68=210
T6 Jim Furyk  United States 65-71-75=211 −5
Retief Goosen  South Africa 69-71-71=211
Tom Pernice, Jr.  United States 70-70-71=211
Carl Pettersson  Sweden 71-70-70=211
John Rollins  United States 68-71-72=211
Bo Van Pelt  United States 68-71-72=211

Source:[9]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Stephen Ames  Trinidad and Tobago 71-66-70-67=274 −14 1,440,000
2 Retief Goosen  South Africa 69-71-71-69=280 −8 864,000
T3 Jim Furyk  United States 65-71-75-72=283 −5 384,000
Pat Perez  United States 71-72-69-71=283
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 69-71-70-73=283
Camilo Villegas  Colombia 74-70-68-71=283
7 José María Olazábal  Spain 68-71-74-71=284 −4 268,000
T8 Ernie Els  South Africa 72-70-72-71=285 −3 208,000
Carl Pettersson  Sweden 71-70-70-74=285
John Rollins  United States 68-71-72-74=285
Vijay Singh  Fiji 68-70-70-77=285
Vaughn Taylor  United States 73-71-68-73=285
Bo Van Pelt  United States 68-71-72-74=285

Source:[1][2][3]

Scorecard[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4
Trinidad and Tobago Ames −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −12 −14 −14 −14
South Africa Goosen −6 −7 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −7 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8
Sweden Stenson −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5
Spain García  −8  −7 −6 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 -4  −3  −3 -3 -3 −2 −3 −3 −3 −2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Players Championship". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). March 27, 2006. p. D4. 
  2. ^ a b Harig, Bob (March 27, 2006). "In a rout, Ames tells world he's a Player". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). p. 1C. 
  3. ^ a b Ferguson, Doug (March 27, 2006). "Ames tames Sawgrass". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. p. C3. 
  4. ^ "Ames takes over at TPC, takes aim at tourney win". Sunday Star-News. (Wilmington, North Carolina). Associated Press. March 26, 2006. p. 3C. 
  5. ^ "Woods torches foe at Match Play". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). February 23, 2006. p. C2. 
  6. ^ "Golf: Players Championship". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. March 24, 2006. p. C4. 
  7. ^ "Love becomes spectator". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. March 25, 2006. p. B6. 
  8. ^ "Golf: Players Championship". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. May 25, 2006. p. C4. 
  9. ^ "Ames escapes as Sawgrass mows down field". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. March 26, 2006. p. D8. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°11′53″N 81°23′38″W / 30.198°N 81.394°W / 30.198; -81.394