2019 Players Championship

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2019 Players Championship
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
Tournament information
DatesMarch 14–17, 2019
LocationPonte Vedra Beach, Florida
30°11′53″N 81°23′38″W / 30.198°N 81.394°W / 30.198; -81.394Coordinates: 30°11′53″N 81°23′38″W / 30.198°N 81.394°W / 30.198; -81.394
Course(s)TPC Sawgrass,
Stadium Course
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,189 yards (6,574 m)
Field144 players, 80 after cut
73 after second cut
Cut143 (−1)
Prize fund$12.5 million
Winner's share$2.25 million
Champion
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
272 (−16)
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The 2019 Players Championship was the 46th Players Championship and was played March 14–17 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It was the 38th edition held at the Stadium Course and the first in March in thirteen years.

On January 28, 2019, it was announced the 2019 Players Championship would have a $12.5 million purse, "the biggest prize professional golf has ever seen for a single tournament." It was a 13 percent increase from the 2018 Championship.[1]

Rory McIlroy shot a two-under 70 in the final round for 272 (−16) to win his first Players, one stroke ahead of runner-up Jim Furyk. Defending champion Webb Simpson finished six strokes back, tied for 16th place.

Venue[edit]

Course layout[edit]

The 2019 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

Field[edit]

The field consisted of 144 players meeting the following criteria:

1. Winners of PGA Tour events since last Players

Keegan Bradley (2,9), Cameron Champ, Bryson DeChambeau (2,8,9), Rickie Fowler (2,5,9,13), J. B. Holmes (2,9), Charles Howell III (2,9,13), Dustin Johnson (2,4,7,9,13), Michael Kim (2), Brooks Koepka (2,4,9,13), Matt Kuchar (2,9,13), Marc Leishman (2,8,9,13), Adam Long, Troy Merritt (2), Phil Mickelson (2,7,9,13), Keith Mitchell (2), Francesco Molinari (2,4,8,9), Kevin Na (2), Andrew Putnam (2,9), Justin Rose (2,7,9), Xander Schauffele (2,6,7,9,13), Webb Simpson (2,5,9), Brandt Snedeker (2), Martin Trainer, Justin Thomas (2,4,7,9,13), Kevin Tway (2), Bubba Watson (2,4,7,9), Aaron Wise (2), Tiger Woods (2,6,9)

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

An Byeong-hun, Abraham Ancer, Ryan Armour, Daniel Berger, Ryan Blaum, Scott Brown, Bronson Burgoon, Rafa Cabrera-Bello (9), Patrick Cantlay (9), Bud Cauley, Paul Casey (9), Alex Čejka, Stewart Cink, Austin Cook, Joel Dahmen, Jason Day (4,5,7,9), Jason Dufner (8), Tyler Duncan, Harris English, Tony Finau (9), Tommy Fleetwood (9), Brice Garnett, Brian Gay, Branden Grace (9), Emiliano Grillo, Chesson Hadley, Adam Hadwin, Brandon Harkins, Tyrrell Hatton (9), Brian Harman, Russell Henley, Charley Hoffman, Tom Hoge, Billy Horschel (9), Beau Hossler, John Huh, Zach Johnson (4), Kang Sung-hoon, Kim Si-woo (5), Chris Kirk, Kevin Kisner (9), Patton Kizzire, Russell Knox, Satoshi Kodaira, Jason Kokrak, Kelly Kraft, Anirban Lahiri, Martin Laird, Andrew Landry, Danny Lee, Luke List, Hideki Matsuyama (7,9), Rory McIlroy (4,6,8,9), Ryan Moore, Trey Mullinax, Grayson Murray, Alex Norén (9), Louis Oosthuizen (9), Ryan Palmer, Pan Cheng-tsung, Scott Piercy, J. T. Poston, Ted Potter Jr., Ian Poulter (9), Séamus Power, Jon Rahm (9), Chez Reavie, Patrick Reed (4,9), Patrick Rodgers, Sam Ryder, Rory Sabbatini, Sam Saunders, Ollie Schniederjans, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott (9), Cameron Smith (9), J. J. Spaun, Jordan Spieth (4,9), Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley (9), Brendan Steele, Henrik Stenson (4,9), Kevin Streelman, Brian Stuard, Nick Taylor, Vaughn Taylor, Peter Uihlein, Harold Varner III, Jhonattan Vegas, Jimmy Walker (4), Nick Watney, Richy Werenski, Gary Woodland (9,13)

3. Top 125 (medical)

Lucas Glover

4. Major champions from the past five years

Sergio García (9), Martin Kaymer (5), Danny Willett

5. Players Championship winners from the past five years
6. The Tour Championship winners from the past three years
7. World Golf Championship winners from the past three years
8. Memorial Tournament and Arnold Palmer Invitational winners from the past three years
9. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Lucas Bjerregaard, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Li Haotong, Shane Lowry, Thorbjørn Olesen, Eddie Pepperell, Matt Wallace

10. Senior Players champion from prior year

Vijay Singh

11. Web.com Tour money leader from prior season

Im Sung-jae

12. Money leader during the Web.com Tour Finals

Denny McCarthy

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

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (97) South America (2) Europe (25) Oceania (7) Asia (10) Africa (3)
 Canada (3)  Argentina (1)  England (9)  Australia (5)  China (1)  South Africa (3)
 Mexico (1)  Venezuela (1)  Northern Ireland (1)  Fiji (1)  India (1)
 United States (93)  Scotland (2)  New Zealand (1)  Japan (2)
 Ireland (2)  South Korea (4)
 Denmark (2)  Taiwan (1)
 Germany (2)  Thailand (1)
 Italy (1)
 Slovakia (1)
 Spain (3)
 Sweden (2)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Jason Day  Australia 2016 70 66 68 72 276 −12 T8
Adam Scott  Australia 2004 70 69 68 70 277 −11 T12
Webb Simpson  United States 2018 70 70 70 68 278 −10 T16
Sergio García  Spain 2008 69 70 74 67 280 −8 T22
Matt Kuchar  United States 2012 69 70 72 70 281 −7 T26
Tiger Woods  United States 2001, 2013 70 71 72 69 282 −6 T30
Rickie Fowler  United States 2015 74 67 68 76 285 −3 T47
Kim Si-woo  South Korea 2017 73 68 72 73 286 −2 T56
Martin Kaymer  Germany 2014 71 69 73 78 291 +3 71

Source:[2]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 2009 75 70 145 +1
Phil Mickelson  United States 2007 74 74 148 +4

Source:[2]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Keegan Bradley and Tommy Fleetwood shot 7-under-par rounds of 65 to share the lead by one stroke over An Byeong-hun and Brian Harman.[3] Harris English scored an albatross on the par-5 11th hole, the third albatross in as many years at TPC Sawgrass.[4]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Keegan Bradley  United States 65 −7
Tommy Fleetwood  England
T3 An Byeong-hun  South Korea 66 −6
Brian Harman  United States
T5 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67 −5
Ryan Moore  United States
Vaughn Taylor  United States
T8 Kevin Kisner  United States 68 −4
J. T. Poston  United States
Rory Sabbatini  Slovakia
Kyle Stanley  United States
Brendan Steele  United States

Source:[2]

Second round[edit]

Friday, March 15, 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Tommy Fleetwood  England 65-67=132 −12
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-65=132
T3 Abraham Ancer  Mexico 69-66=135 −9
Jim Furyk  United States 71-64=135
Brian Harman  United States 66-69=135
Ian Poulter  England 69-66=135
T7 Jason Day  Australia 70-66=136 −8
Kevin Kisner  United States 68-68=136
Keith Mitchell  United States 71-65=136
T10 An Byeong-hun  South Korea 66-71=137 −7
Dustin Johnson  United States 69-68=137
Luke List  United States 69-68=137
J. T. Poston  United States 68-69=137
Jon Rahm  Spain 69-68=137
Rory Sabbatini  Slovakia 68-69=137
Vaughn Taylor  United States 67-70=137

Source:[2]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jon Rahm  Spain 69-68-64=201 −15
T2 Tommy Fleetwood  England 65-67-70=202 −14
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-65-70=202
4 Jason Day  Australia 70-66-68=204 −12
5 Abraham Ancer  Mexico 69-66-70=205 −11
T6 Keegan Bradley  United States 65-73-68=206 −10
Jim Furyk  United States 71-64-71=206
Brian Harman  United States 66-69-71=206
Dustin Johnson  United States 69-68-69=206
Ollie Schniederjans  United States 71-70-65=206
Brandt Snedeker  United States 69-72-65=206

Source:[2]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-65-70-70=272 −16 2,250,000
2 Jim Furyk  United States 71-64-71-67=273 −15 1,350,000
T3 Eddie Pepperell  England 72-68-68-66=274 −14 725,000
Jhonattan Vegas  Venezuela 72-69-67-66=274
T5 Tommy Fleetwood  England 65-67-70-73=275 −13 456,250
Dustin Johnson  United States 69-68-69-69=275
Brandt Snedeker  United States 69-72-65-69=275
T8 Jason Day  Australia 70-66-68-72=276 −12 350,000
Brian Harman  United States 66-69-71-70=276
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 71-72-66-67=276
Justin Rose  England 74-66-68-68=276

Source:[2]

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
Northern Ireland McIlroy −14 −14 −14 −12 −12 −13 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −15 −15 −14 −15 −16 −16 −16
United States Furyk −9 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −14 −14 −14 −14 −13 −14 −14 −15
England Pepperell −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −12 −13 −14 −14
Venezuela Vegas −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −14 −14
England Fleetwood −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −12 −13 −13 −13 −12 −14 −13 −13
Spain Rahm −14 −14 −13 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −14 −14 −13 −13 −14 −14 −13 −13 −11 −11

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zak, Sean (January 28, 2019). "Players Championship upgrades purse to biggest in single-event history". Golf.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "The Players Championship: Leaderboard". ESPN. March 17, 2019. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Players Championship: Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley share lead at Sawgrass". BBC Sport. March 15, 2019. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Myers, Alex (March 14, 2019). "Players Championship 2019: Harris English keeps crazy albatross streak going at TPC Sawgrass". Golf Digest. Retrieved March 15, 2019.

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