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The 1994 Players Championship was a golf tournament in Florida on the PGA Tour, held March 24–27 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, southeast of Jacksonville. It was the 21st Players Championship.

1994 Players Championship
Tournament information
DatesMarch 24–27, 1994
LocationPonte Vedra Beach, Florida
Course(s)TPC Sawgrass,
Stadium Course
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,896 yards (6,306 m)[1]
Field144 players, 85 after cut
Cut144 (E)
Prize fund$2.5 million
Winner's share$450,000
Champion
Australia Greg Norman
264 (−24)
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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

Greg Norman set the scoring record of 264 (−24) at the Stadium Course and finished four strokes ahead of runner-up Fuzzy Zoeller.[2][3][4] Norman opened with 63 and followed with three rounds at 67 to set the 36-hole (130) and 54-hole (197) scoring records as well.[3]

Nick Price had set the mark the previous year at 270 (−18), three better than Mark McCumber's 273 in 1988 (equaled by Davis Love III in 1992).

Defending champion Nick Price missed the 36-hole cut by five strokes.

VenueEdit

This was the thirteenth Players Championship held at the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course, and it remained at 6,896 yards (6,306 m).[1]

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Davis Love III   United States 1992 68 66 70 74 278 −10 T6
Tom Kite   United States 1989 65 71 70 73 279 −9 T9
Hal Sutton   United States 1983 67 68 74 73 282 −6 T19
John Mahaffey   United States 1986 71 73 65 75 284 −4 T27
Steve Elkington   Australia 1991 71 72 75 69 287 −1 T51
Mark McCumber   United States 1988 73 71 75 70 289 +1 T62
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 1987 71 72 71 77 291 +3 T74

Source:[1][3]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Jodie Mudd   United States 1990 69 78 147 +3
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 1993 73 76 149 +5
Lanny Wadkins   United States 1979 73 78 151 +7
Calvin Peete   United States 1985 85 WD

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, March 24, 1994

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman   Australia 63 −9
T2 Lee Janzen   United States 65 −7
Tom Kite   United States
Jeff Maggert   United States
Colin Montgomerie   Scotland
6 Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 66 −6
T7 Jay Delsing   United States 67 −5
Nick Faldo   England
Dan Forsman   United States
Wayne Grady   Australia
Hale Irwin   United States
Hal Sutton   United States

Source:[5]

Second roundEdit

Friday, March 25, 1994
Saturday, March 26, 1994

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman   Australia 63-67=130 −14
2 Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 66-67=133 −11
T3 Davis Love III   United States 68-66=134 −10
Jeff Maggert   United States 65-69=134
T5 Craig Parry   Australia 69-66=135 −9
Hal Sutton   United States 67-68=135
T7 Nick Faldo   England 67-69=136 −8
Brad Faxon   United States 68-68=136
Tom Kite   United States 65-71=136
Mike Springer   United States 68-68=136

Source:[6][7]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, March 26, 1994

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman   Australia 63-67-67=197 −19
2 Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 66-67-68=201 −15
3 Jeff Maggert   United States 65-69-69=203 −13
T4 Nick Faldo   England 67-69-68=204 −12
Davis Love III   United States 68-66-70=204
T6 Brad Faxon   United States 68-68-70=206 −10
Gary Hallberg   United States 68-69-69=206
Tom Kite   United States 65-71-70=206
9 Hale Irwin   United States 67-70-70=207 −9
T10 Craig Parry   Australia 69-66-73=208 −8
Mike Springer   United States 68-68-72=208

Source:[6]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, March 27, 1994

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Greg Norman   Australia 63-67-67-67=264 −24 450,000
2 Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 66-67-68-67=268 −20 270,000
3 Jeff Maggert   United States 65-69-69-68=271 −17 170,000
4 Hale Irwin   United States 67-70-70-69=276 −12 120,000
5 Nick Faldo   England 67-69-68-73=277 −11 100,000
T6 Brad Faxon   United States 68-68-70-72=278 −10 83,750
Davis Love III   United States 68-66-70-74=278
Steve Lowery   United States 68-74-69-67=278
T9 Gary Hallberg   United States 68-69-69-73=279 −9 65,000
Nolan Henke   United States 73-69-69-68=279
Tom Kite   United States 65-71-70-73=279
Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 65-73-71-70=279

Source:[1][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Players Championship". Wilmington Morning Star. (North Carolina). March 28, 1994. p. 2C.
  2. ^ "Norman storms to record in Players Championship". The Free Lance–Star. (Fredericksburg, Virginia). March 28, 1994. p. B-3.
  3. ^ a b c d "Norman runs away for 4-stroke win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 28, 1994. p. 2B.
  4. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 4, 1994). "Sharp as a shark". Sports Illustrated. p. 46.
  5. ^ "Golf: The Players Championship". Wilmington Morning Star. (North Carolina). March 25, 1994. p. 2C.
  6. ^ a b "Norman blowing away all competitors at TPC". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 27, 1994. p. 7G.
  7. ^ "Golf: The Players Championship". Wilmington Morning Star. (North Carolina). March 26, 1994. p. 2C.

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