2017 Players Championship

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2017 Players Championship
Tournament information
DatesMay 11–14, 2017
LocationPonte Vedra Beach, Florida
Course(s)TPC Sawgrass,
Stadium Course
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,189 yards (6,574 m)
Field145 players, 82 after cut
71 after second cut
Cut146 (+2)
222 (+6) after second cut
Champion
South Korea Kim Si-woo
278 (−10)
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TPC Sawgrass is located in the United States
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
Location in the United States
TPC Sawgrass is located in Florida
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
Location in Florida

The 2017 Players Championship was the 44th Players Championship, held May 11–14 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and the 36th edition held at the Stadium Course.

Kim Si-woo, age 21, shot a final round 69 to win at 278 (−10), three strokes ahead of runners-up Louis Oosthuizen and Ian Poulter. Starting the final round two strokes back in fourth place, Kim became the championship's youngest winner by over 1½ years, passing Adam Scott (2004).[1][2]

In the preceding six months on the PGA Tour, Kim had missed the cut or withdrawn in most of his events and was without a top twenty finish.[3][4] The win was his second on tour and moved him up 47 places in the world rankings, from 75 to 28.[5]

In the final round, Rafael Cabrera-Bello recorded the first-ever double eagle at the par-5 16th hole, then birdied the par-3 17th.[6] His tee shot on 18 hooked into the water, but he chipped in to save par and tied for fourth.

Defending champion Jason Day shot 80 on Sunday and was seventeen strokes back, tied for sixtieth place.

Venue[edit]

The course was shortened by 26 yards (24 m) this year: #12 was reduced by 56 yards while two other holes were lengthened (#7 by 9 yards and #15 by 21 yards).

Course layout[edit]

The 2017 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 76.4 / 155 423 532 177 384 471 393 451 237 583 3,651 424 558 302 181 481 470 523 137 462 3,538 7,189
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Source:[7][8]

Field[edit]

The field consists of a minimum of 144 players meeting the following criteria:

1. Winners of PGA Tour events since last Players

Aaron Baddeley (3), Daniel Berger (3,10), Jonas Blixt (3), Wesley Bryan (10,12), Greg Chalmers, Kevin Chappell (3,10), Jason Day (3,5,6,8,9,10), Rickie Fowler (3,6,10,14), Sergio García (3,5,10), Cody Gribble, Adam Hadwin (3,10,14), Brian Harman (3), Russell Henley (3), Mackenzie Hughes, Billy Hurley III (3), Dustin Johnson (3,5,8,10,14), Kim Si-woo (3), Russell Knox (3,8,10), Marc Leishman (3,9,10), Hideki Matsuyama (3,8,10,14), William McGirt (3,9,10), Rory McIlroy (3,5,7,8,10), Ryan Moore (3,10), Rod Pampling, Pat Perez (4,14), D. A. Points, Jon Rahm (10,14), Patrick Reed (3,10), Cameron Smith, Jordan Spieth (3,5,7,10,14), Brendan Steele (3,14), Henrik Stenson (3,5,10), Hudson Swafford (3), Justin Thomas (3,10,14), Jhonattan Vegas (3), Jimmy Walker (3,5,10)

2. Winner of the 2016 Olympic Golf Tournament

Justin Rose (3,5,10,14)

3. Top 125 from previous season's FedEx Cup points list

Blayne Barber, Ricky Barnes, Zac Blair, Jason Bohn, Keegan Bradley, Scott Brown, Chad Campbell, Paul Casey (10), Roberto Castro, Alex Čejka, K. J. Choi, Ben Crane, Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner (5), Harris English, Derek Fathauer, Tony Finau, Jim Furyk, Robert Garrigus, Lucas Glover, Fabián Gómez, Branden Grace (10), Emiliano Grillo (10), Bill Haas (10), James Hahn, David Hearn, Jim Herman, Charley Hoffman (10), J. B. Holmes (10), Billy Horschel (7), Mark Hubbard, John Huh, Fredrik Jacobson, Zach Johnson (5), Kang Sung-hoon, Smylie Kaufman, Jerry Kelly, Michael Kim, Chris Kirk, Kevin Kisner (10), Patton Kizzire, Brooks Koepka (10), Jason Kokrak, Matt Kuchar (6,10), Anirban Lahiri, Martin Laird, Danny Lee, Spencer Levin, David Lingmerth (9), Luke List, Andrew Loupe, Jamie Lovemark, Shane Lowry (8), Peter Malnati, Ben Martin, Graeme McDowell, Troy Merritt, Phil Mickelson (5,10), Bryce Molder, Francesco Molinari (10), Kevin Na, Noh Seung-yul, Sean O'Hair, Louis Oosthuizen (10), Ryan Palmer, Scott Piercy, Chez Reavie, Kyle Reifers, Patrick Rodgers, Charl Schwartzel (10), Adam Scott (5,8,10), Webb Simpson (5), Vijay Singh, Kyle Stanley, Shawn Stefani, Brett Stegmaier, Robert Streb, Kevin Streelman, Steve Stricker, Brian Stuard, Daniel Summerhays, Vaughn Taylor, Cameron Tringale, Tyrone van Aswegen, Harold Varner III, Johnson Wagner, Bubba Watson (5,8,10), Boo Weekley, Danny Willett (5,10), Gary Woodland (10)

4. Top 125 (medical)

Patrick Cantlay, Brian Gay, Ian Poulter

5. Major champions from the past five years

Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer (6,10)

6. Players Championship winners from the past five years
7. The Tour Championship winners from the past three years
8. World Golf Championship winners from the past three years
9. Memorial Tournament and Arnold Palmer Invitational winners since 2015

Matt Every

10. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking

Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Yuta Ikeda, Alex Norén, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger

11. Senior Players champion from prior year

Bernhard Langer

12. Web.com Tour money leader from prior season
13. Money leader during the Web.com Tour Finals

Grayson Murray

14. Top 10 current year FedEx Cup points leaders
15. Remaining positions and alternates filled through current year FedEx Cup standings

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (93) South America (3) Europe (28) Oceania (9) Asia (7) Africa (5)
 Canada (4)  Argentina (2)  England (10)  Australia (7)  India (1)  South Africa (5)
 United States (89)  Venezuela (1)  Northern Ireland (2)  Fiji (1)  Japan (2)
 Scotland (2)  New Zealand (1)  South Korea (4)
 Ireland (1)
 Austria (1)
 Germany (3)
 Italy (1)
 Spain (3)
 Sweden (5)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Adam Scott  Australia 2004 70 72 71 70 283 −5 T6
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 2009 72 70 74 71 287 −1 T16
Sergio García  Spain 2008 73 71 67 78 289 +1 T30
Phil Mickelson  United States 2007 70 72 78 71 291 +3 T41
Jason Day  Australia 2016 70 72 73 80 295 +7 T60
Rickie Fowler  United States 2015 70 74 72 79 295 +7 T60
Martin Kaymer  Germany 2014 72 72 75 78 297 +9 T69

Source:[9]

Missed the second cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 Total To par Place
Matt Kuchar  United States 2012 73 71 81 225 +9 82

Source:[9]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
K. J. Choi  South Korea 2011 72 75 147 +3

Source:[9]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, May 11, 2017

William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes shared the lead after both hit 67.[10] Masters champion Sergio García hit a hole-in-one on the 17th hole after recovering from a poor start for a round of 73.[11]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Mackenzie Hughes  Canada 67 −5
William McGirt  United States
T3 J. B. Holmes  United States 68 −4
Alex Norén  Sweden
Jon Rahm  Spain
Chez Reavie  United States
T7 Daniel Berger  United States 69 −3
Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain
Patrick Cantlay  United States
Cody Gribble  United States
Kim Si-woo  South Korea
David Lingmerth  Sweden
Francesco Molinari  Italy
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa
Kyle Stanley  United States
Brendan Steele  United States
Daniel Summerhays  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, May 12, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 69-66=135 −9
Kyle Stanley  United States 69-66=135
3 J. B. Holmes  United States 68-69=137 −7
4 Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-68=138 −6
T5 Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain 69-70=139 −5
Patrick Cantlay  United States 69-70=139
David Hearn  Canada 70-69=139
Alex Norén  Sweden 68-71=139
Ian Poulter  England 72-67=139
T10 Paul Casey  England 71-69=140 −4
Lucas Glover  United States 70-70=140
Jon Rahm  Spain 68-72=140
Chez Reavie  United States 68-72=140
Webb Simpson  United States 71-69=140
Brendan Steele  United States 69-71=140

Third round[edit]

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Under PGA Tour rules, when more than 78 players make the 36-hole cut, a 54-hole cut is employed to reduce the field to the top 70 and ties. This second cut reduced the field from 82 to 71, which included 2012 champion Matt Kuchar, who fell to 82nd at 225 (+9) after an 81.[9]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 J. B. Holmes  United States 68-69-70=207 −9
Kyle Stanley  United States 69-66-72=207
3 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 69-66-73=208 −8
4 Kim Si-woo  South Korea 69-72-68=209 −7
T5 Emiliano Grillo  Argentina 72-71-67=210 −6
Ian Poulter  England 72-67-71=210
T7 Patrick Cantlay  United States 69-70-72=211 −5
Sergio García  Spain 73-71-67=211
Alex Norén  Sweden 68-71-72=211
T10 Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain 69-70-73=212 −4
Francesco Molinari  Italy 69-74-69=212
Pat Perez  United States 74-72-66=212

Final round[edit]

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Kim Si-woo  South Korea 69-72-68-69=278 −10 1,890,000
T2 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 69-66-73-73=281 −7 924,000
Ian Poulter  England 72-67-71-71=281
T4 Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain 69-70-73-70=282 −6 462,000
Kyle Stanley  United States 69-66-72-75=282
T6 Lucas Glover  United States 70-70-73-70=283 −5 339,938
Francesco Molinari  Italy 69-74-69-71=283
Adam Scott  Australia 70-72-71-70=283
Brendan Steele  United States 69-71-75-68=283
10 Alex Norén  Sweden 68-71-72-73=284 −4 283,500

Source:[9]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

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
South Korea Kim −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10
South Africa Oosthuizen −8 −9 −9 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −8 −8 −7 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7
England Poulter −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7
Spain Cabrera-Bello −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −5 −6 −6
United States Stanley −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6
United States Glover −3 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −7 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −6 −5 −5 −6 −5
Italy Molinari −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5
Australia Scott −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5
United States Steele −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3 −4 −4 −5
Sweden Noren −5 −4 −4 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4
Argentina Grillo −6 −6 −6 −5 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3
United States Cantlay  −5   −5   −6   −6   −6   −5   −3   −2  E E −2 −2 −2 E −1 −1 −1 E
United States Perez −4 −3 −2 −1 E E +1 +2 +2 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E E
Spain García −5 −6 −5 −3 −3 −2 −1 E E E E −1 −2 E −1 −1 −1 +1
United States Holmes −8 −9 −8 −8 −7 −7 −5 −4 −5 −4 −5 −6 −6 −5 −4 −4 +1 +3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Double Eagle Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+

Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kim Si-woo holds off Poulter to make Players Championship history". The Guardian. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Players Championship: Kim Si-woo holds off Ian Poulter to become youngest winner". BBC Sport. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Siwoo Kim". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Si Woo Kim". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Week 19". Official World Golf Ranking. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Elliott, Jeff (May 14, 2017). "Cabrera Bello makes first double-eagle 2 at 16th hole in Players history". Florida Times-Union. (Jacksonville). Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Stadium Course". TPC Sawgrass. (scorecard). November 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Players: Pinsheet". PGA Tour. 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "The Players Championship". ESPN. May 14, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Players Championship: Sergio Garcia hits hole-in-one as Adam Scott blows chance to lead". BBC Sport. May 12, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "William McGirt, Mackenzie Hughes share lead at Players Championship". ESPN. Associated Press. May 11, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2017.

External links[edit]

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