2017 Players Championship
|Dates||May 11–14, 2017|
|Location||Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida|
|Length||7,189 yards (6,574 m)|
|Field||145 players, 82 after cut|
71 after second cut
222 (+6) after second cut
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).
In the preceding six months on the PGA Tour, Kim had missed the cut or withdrawn in most of his events and was without a top twenty finish. The win was his second on tour and moved him up 47 places in the world rankings, from 75 to 28.
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. 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.
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).
|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|
The field consists of a minimum of 144 players meeting the following criteria:
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)
- Jon Curran, Charles Howell III, Colt Knost, John Senden, Brandt Snedeker (10), and David Toms did not play.
- 4. Top 125 (medical)
- 5. Major champions from the past five years
- 6. Players Championship winners from the past five years
- Tiger Woods did not play.
- 7. The Tour Championship winners from the past three years
- 8. World Golf Championship winners from the past three years
- 10. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking
- Thomas Pieters did not play.
- 11. Senior Players champion from prior year
- 12. Web.com Tour money leader from prior season
- 13. Money leader during the Web.com Tour Finals
- 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
|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)|
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Place|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||2007||70||72||78||71||291||+3||T41|
|Rickie Fowler||United States||2015||70||74||72||79||295||+7||T60|
Missed the second cut
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||R3||Total||To par||Place|
|Matt Kuchar||United States||2012||73||71||81||225||+9||82|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|K. J. Choi||South Korea||2011||72||75||147||+3|
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
|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|
|Patrick Cantlay||United States||69-70=139|
|Lucas Glover||United States||70-70=140|
|Chez Reavie||United States||68-72=140|
|Webb Simpson||United States||71-69=140|
|Brendan Steele||United States||69-71=140|
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.
|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|
|T7||Patrick Cantlay||United States||69-70-72=211||−5|
|Pat Perez||United States||74-72-66=212|
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|
|Kyle Stanley||United States||69-66-72-75=282|
|T6||Lucas Glover||United States||70-70-73-70=283||−5||339,938|
|Brendan Steele||United States||69-71-75-68=283|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
|Double Eagle||Eagle||Birdie||Bogey||Double bogey||Triple bogey+|
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