2019 Players Championship

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.

2019 Players Championship
Official Poster of the 2019 Players Championship.png
Official Poster of the 2019 Players Championship
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)
Location Map
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
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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.[2][3]

VenueEdit

Course layoutEdit

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

FieldEdit

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 fieldEdit

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)

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

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.[4] Harris English scored an albatross on the par-5 11th hole, the third albatross in as many years at TPC Sawgrass.[5]

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:[6]

Second roundEdit

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:[6]

Third roundEdit

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:[6]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Champion
(c) = past champion
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 (c)   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:[7]

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
  McIlroy −14 −14 −14 −12 −12 −13 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −15 −15 −14 −15 −16 −16 −16
  Furyk −9 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −14 −14 −14 −14 −13 −14 −14 −15
  Pepperell −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −12 −13 −14 −14
  Vegas −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −14 −14
  Fleetwood −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −12 −13 −13 −13 −12 −14 −13 −13
  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:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zak, Sean (January 28, 2019). "Players Championship upgrades purse to biggest in single-event history". Golf.com.
  2. ^ "Rory McIlroy holds off Jim Furyk to win Players Championship at Sawgrass". BBC Sport. March 18, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Murray, Scott (March 18, 2019). "Rory McIlroy wins the 2019 Players' Championship – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Players Championship: Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley share lead at Sawgrass". BBC Sport. March 15, 2019. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Myers, Alex (March 14, 2019). "Players Championship 2019: Harris English keeps crazy albatross streak going at TPC Sawgrass". Golf Digest. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "The Players Championship: Leaderboard". ESPN. March 17, 2019. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Past Results 1974 – present". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 1, 2020.

External linksEdit