2007 Players Championship

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2007 Players Championship
Tournament information
DatesMay 10–13, 2007
LocationPonte Vedra Beach, Florida
Course(s)TPC Sawgrass
Stadium Course
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,215 yards (6,597 m)[1]
Field145 players, 79 after cut
Cut149 (+5)
Prize fund$9.0 million
Winner's share$1.61 million
Champion
United States Phil Mickelson
277 (−11)
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TPC Sawgrass is located in the US
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
Location in the United States

The 2007 Players Championship was a golf tournament in Florida on the PGA Tour, held May 10–13 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, southeast of Jacksonville. It was the 34th Players Championship and was won by Phil Mickelson, two strokes ahead of runner-up Sergio García.[2]

With the new PGA Tour season arrangement in 2007, the tournament was played in May for the first time and concluded on Mother's Day. Previous tournaments were typically played in late March, two weeks before the Masters Tournament.

Defending champion Stephen Ames missed the 36-hole cut by seven strokes.

Venue[edit]

This was the 26th Players Championship held at the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The renovated course was lengthened 117 yards (107 m) from the previous year to 7,215 yards (6,597 m).[1]

Course layout[edit]

The 2007 Players Championship
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards n/a 423 532 177 384 471 393 442 237 583 3,642 424 558 358 181 481 449 523 137 462 3,573 7,215
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Adam Scott  Australia 2004 74 71 70 67 282 −6 T6
Steve Elkington  Australia 1991, 1997 73 71 70 70 284 −4 T12
Tiger Woods  United States 2001 75 73 73 67 288 E T37
Davis Love III  United States 1992, 2003 77 71 73 74 295 +7 T75

Source:[1]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Justin Leonard  United States 1998 78 72 150 +6
Craig Perks  New Zealand 2002 75 76 151 +7
Fred Funk  United States 2005 80 73 153 +9
Stephen Ames  Canada 2006 77 79 156 +12

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, May 10, 2007

In gusty winds, a record 50 balls found the water at the 17th hole, which broke the single-round tournament record of 45 set in 2000.[3]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Phil Mickelson  United States 67 −5
Rory Sabbatini  South Africa
3 Chris DiMarco  United States 68 −4
4 Peter Lonard  Australia 69 −3
T5 Jason Gore  United States 70 −2
Tom Lehman  United States
Rod Pampling  Australia
Carl Pettersson  Sweden
T9 Rich Beem  United States 71 −1
K. J. Choi  South Korea
Brian Davis  England
Jim Furyk  United States
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Nathan Green  Australia
J. P. Hayes  United States
Jeff Quinney  United States

Source[3]

Second round[edit]

Friday, May 11, 2007

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-72=139 −5
2 Nathan Green  Australia 71-69=140 −4
T3 Peter Lonard  Australia 69-72=141 −3
Sean O'Hair  United States 72-69=141
Rod Pampling  Australia 70-71=141
Carl Pettersson  Sweden 70-71=141
T7 Chris DiMarco  United States 68-74=142 −2
Tom Pernice, Jr.  United States 74-68=142
T9 Stewart Cink  United States 74-69=143 −1
José Cóceres  Argentina 73-70=143
Jim Furyk  United States 71-72=143
Mathew Goggin  Australia 72-71=143
Tom Lehman  United States 70-73=143
Rocco Mediate  United States 72-71=143
Kirk Triplett  United States 75-68=143

Source[4]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sean O'Hair  United States 72-69-66=207 −9
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-72-69=208 −8
T3 Peter Lonard  Australia 69-72-68=209 −7
Jeff Quinney  United States 71-74-64=209
T5 Aaron Baddeley  Australia 72-72-67=211 −5
José Cóceres  Argentina 73-70-68=211
Chris DiMarco  United States 68-74-69=211
Luke Donald  England 74-72-65=211
Carl Pettersson  Sweden 70-71-70=211
T10 Tim Clark  South Africa 73-72-67=212 −4
J. P. Hayes  United States 71-73-68=212
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 74-71-67=212

Source:[5]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Phil Mickelson won his first Players Championship after shooting a final round 69 to pass 54-hole leader Sean O'Hair. Mickelson birdied his first two holes and made his lone bogey at the 18th hole after the tournament was locked up. O'Hair was two strokes behind Mickelson as they headed to the infamous par-3 17th hole, but he hit two balls in the water going after the tucked pin on the island green for a quadruple bogey. O'Hair also bogeyed the final hole, and the mistakes dropped him from second to eleventh place, costing him $747,000 in prize money.[2]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-72-69-69=277 −11 1,610,000
2 Sergio García  Spain 73-73-67-66=279 −9 972,000
T3 Stewart Cink  United States 74-69-71-66=280 −8 522,000
José María Olazábal  Spain 78-66-69-67=280
5 José Cóceres  Argentina 73-70-68-70=281 −7 360,000
T6 J. P. Hayes  United States 71-73-68-70=282 −6 281,700
Robert Karlsson  Sweden 77-68-71-66=282
Peter Lonard  Australia 69-72-68-73=282
Adam Scott  Australia 74-71-70-67=282
Jeff Quinney  United States 71-74-64-73=282

Source:[1][2]

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
United States Mickelson −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11
Spain García −3 −4 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −8 −9 −9
United States Cink −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −8
Spain Olazábal −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −5 −6 −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −8 −8
Argentina Cóceres −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −7
United States O'Hair  −9  −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −6 −5

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+

Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ferguson, Doug (May 14, 2007). "Players Championship". Star-News. (Wilmington, North Carolina). Associated Press. p. 2C.
  2. ^ a b c Ferguson, Doug (May 14, 2007). "Lefty's all right". Star-News. (Wilmington, North Carolina). Associated Press. p. 1C.
  3. ^ a b "Brash Sabbatini scores with gusto at gusty TPC". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. May 11, 2007. p. C2.
  4. ^ Ferguson, Doug (May 12, 2007). "Phil's riding dry and high". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. B2.
  5. ^ Ferguson, Doug (May 13, 2007). "Scare at No. 17 doesn't faze O'Hair". Star-News. (Wilmington, North Carolina). Associated Press. p. 1C.
  6. ^ "The Players Championship". ESPN. Retrieved September 14, 2015.

External links[edit]

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