2009 Players Championship

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2009 Players Championship
Tournament information
Dates May 7–10, 2009
Location Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Course(s) TPC Sawgrass,
Stadium Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,215 yards (6,597 m)
Field 145 players, 83 after cut
(71 after second cut)
Cut 144 (Even), 218 (+2)
Prize fund $9.5 million
Winner's share $1.71 million
Champion
Sweden Henrik Stenson
276 (−12)
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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 2009 Players Championship was a golf tournament in Florida on the PGA Tour, held May 7–10 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, southeast of Jacksonville. It was the 36th Players Championship.

Henrik Stenson shot a bogey-free 66 in the final round to win at 276 (−12), four strokes ahead of Ian Poulter.[1][2] Alex Čejka led by five strokes after the third round,[3] but went out in 42 and finished in a tie for ninth.[4][5] Stenson was the third European to win the title, after Sergio García the previous year and Sandy Lyle in 1987.

Due to 83 players making the halfway cut (top 70 and ties), a second cut was initiated after the third round.

Defending champion Sergio García finished ten strokes back, in a tie for 22nd place.

Venue[edit]

This was the 28th Players Championship held at the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course and it remained at 7,215 yards (6,597 m).

Course layout[edit]

The 2009 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 won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tiger Woods  United States 2001 71 69 70 73 283 −5 8
Sergio García  Spain 2008 71 73 73 69 286 −2 T22
Justin Leonard  United States 1998 70 69 75 73 287 −1 T32
Stephen Ames  Canada 2006 70 71 75 74 290 +2 T49
Phil Mickelson  United States 2007 73 71 71 76 291 +3 T55

Missed the second cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 Total To par
Fred Funk  United States 2005 73 71 78 222 +6

Missed the first cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Adam Scott  Australia 2004 71 74 145 +1
Steve Elkington  Australia 1991, 1997 73 73 146 +2
Davis Love III  United States 1992, 2003 73 74 147 +3
Fred Couples  United States 1984, 1996 80 71 151 +7

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ben Crane  United States 65 −7
T2 Alex Čejka  Germany 66 −6
Richard S. Johnson  Sweden
John Mallinger  United States
T5 Brad Adamonis  United States 67 −5
Jonathan Byrd  United States
Jason Dufner  United States
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Ian Poulter  England
David Toms  United States
Scott Verplank  United States
Camilo Villegas  Colombia
Bubba Watson  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, May 8, 2009

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Alex Čejka  Germany 66-67=133 −11
2 Ian Poulter  England 67-68=135 −9
T3 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 72-65=137 −7
Jason Dufner  United States 67-70=137
John Mallinger  United States 66-71=137
Kevin Na  United States 71-66=137
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 68-69=137
David Toms  United States 67-70=137
T9 Ben Crane  United States 65-73=138 −6
Richard S. Johnson  Sweden 66-72=138
Jeff Overton  United States 71-67=138
Tim Petrovic  United States 68-70=138

Third round[edit]

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Alex Čejka  Germany 66-67-72=205 −11
T2 Jonathan Byrd  United States 67-72-71=210 −6
Ben Crane  United States 65-73-72=210
Retief Goosen  South Africa 67-72-71=210
Ian Poulter  England 67-68-75=210
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 68-69-73=210
Tiger Woods  United States 71-69-70=210
T8 Brian Davis  England 71-69-71=211 −5
John Mallinger  United States 66-71-74=211
Kevin Na  United States 71-66-74=211

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Alex Čejka held a five-shot lead entering the final round,[3] but quickly faltered with a six-over front nine and slumped to a closing 79. This opened the door for many, and Henrik Stenson pulled clear with a bogey-free 66 for a four-stroke victory.[1][4][5]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 68-69-73-66=276 −12 1,710,000
2 Ian Poulter  England 67-68-75-70=280 −8 1,026,000
T3 John Mallinger  United States 66-71-74-70=281 −7 551,000
Kevin Na  United States 71-66-74-70=281
T5 Ben Crane  United States 65-73-72-72=282 −6 346,750
Brian Davis  England 71-69-71-71=282
Jim Furyk  United States 68-74-71-69=282
8 Tiger Woods  United States 71-69-70-73=283 −5 294,500
T9 Aaron Baddeley  Australia 71-71-76-66=284 −4 237,500
Alex Čejka  Germany 66-67-72-79=284
Tim Clark  South Africa 72-69-74-69=284
Vijay Singh  Fiji 71-72-74-67=284
David Toms  United States 67-70-77-70=284

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frenette, Gene (May 11, 2009). "Stenson strips out all drama in final round of Players". Florida Times-Union. (Jacksonville). Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Stenson wins Players title with perfect round". CNN. May 11, 2009. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Cejka gains 5-shot lead over Woods". CNN. May 10, 2009. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Stenson pulls away at Players; Tiger 8th". ESPN. Associated Press. May 10, 2009. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Shipnuck, Alan (May 18, 2009). "Swede's spot". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 

External links[edit]

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