2017 Players Championship

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.

2017 Players Championship
Tournament information
DatesMay 11–14, 2017
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)
Field145 players, 82 after cut
71 after second cut
Cut146 (+2)
222 (+6) after second cut
Champion
South Korea Kim Si-woo
278 (−10)
Location Map
TPC Sawgrass is located in the United States
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Location in the United States
TPC Sawgrass is located in Florida
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Location in Florida
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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In the preceding six months on the PGA Tour, Kim had missed the cut or withdrawn in most of his events and was without a top twenty finish.[3][4] The win was his second on tour and moved him up 47 places in the world rankings, from 75 to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.

VenueEdit

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 layoutEdit

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]

FieldEdit

The field consisted 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, Freddie 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 fieldEdit

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)

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, May 11, 2017

William McGirt and Mackenzie Hughes shared the lead after both hit 67.[9] Masters champion Sergio García hit a hole-in-one on the 17th hole after recovering from a poor start for a round of 73.[10]

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 roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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.[11]

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 roundEdit

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Champion
(c) = past champion
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 Rafa 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 −5 339,937
Francesco Molinari   Italy 69-74-69-71=283
Adam Scott (c)   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:[12]

ScorecardEdit

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
  Kim −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10
  Oosthuizen −8 −9 −9 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −8 −8 −7 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7
  Poulter −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7
  Cabrera-Bello −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −5 −6 −6
  Stanley −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6
  Glover −3 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −7 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −6 −5 −5 −6 −5
  Molinari −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5
  Scott −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5
  Steele −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3 −4 −4 −5
  Noren −5 −4 −4 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4
  Grillo −6 −6 −6 −5 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3
  Cantlay  −5   −5   −6   −6   −6   −5   −3   −2  E E −2 −2 −2 E −1 −1 −1 E
  Perez −4 −3 −2 −1 E E +1 +2 +2 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E E
  García −5 −6 −5 −3 −3 −2 −1 E E E E −1 −2 E −1 −1 −1 +1
  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:[11]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Players Championship: Sergio Garcia hits hole-in-one as Adam Scott blows chance to lead". BBC Sport. May 12, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  10. ^ "William McGirt, Mackenzie Hughes share lead at Players Championship". ESPN. Associated Press. May 11, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "The Players Championship". ESPN. May 14, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "Past Results 1974 – present". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 1, 2020.

External linksEdit