2020 Players Championship
The 2020 Players Championship was the 47th edition of Players Championship. It was scheduled to be held March 12–15 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, but was canceled by the PGA Tour after day one in response to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic; the tour had earlier announced that the tournament would proceed behind closed doors for the remaining three days. Hideki Matsuyama held a two stroke lead after the first round having equaled the course record of 63, nine under par.
|Dates||March 12–15, 2020|
|Location||Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida|
|Length||7,189 yards (6,574 m)|
|Prize fund||$15 million|
|Winner's share||$2.7 million|
Half the $15 million purse was split equally among the players who competed, giving each golfer a $52,000 share of the money.
|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 144 players meeting the following criteria:
Patrick Cantlay (2,8,9), Paul Casey (2,9), Cameron Champ (2), Corey Conners (2), Tyler Duncan, Dylan Frittelli (2), Lanto Griffin (13), Tyrrell Hatton (2,8,9), Jim Herman, Max Homa (2), Viktor Hovland, Im Sung-jae (2,9,13), Kang Sung-hoon (2), Kevin Kisner (2,7,9), Brooks Koepka (2,4,7,9), Andrew Landry (2), Nate Lashley (2), Marc Leishman (2,9), Shane Lowry (2,4,9), Graeme McDowell (2,9), Rory McIlroy (2,5,6,8,9,13), Collin Morikawa (2), Sebastián Muñoz (2,13), Kevin Na (2,9,13), Joaquín Niemann (2), Ryan Palmer (2), J. T. Poston (2), Jon Rahm (2,9), Chez Reavie (2,9), Patrick Reed (2,4,7,9,13), Adam Scott (2,9), Webb Simpson (2,5,9,13), Cameron Smith (2,9), Nick Taylor (2), Justin Thomas (2,4,6,9,13), Brendon Todd (13), Matthew Wolff (2), Gary Woodland (2,4,9)
- 2. Top 125 from previous season's FedEx Cup points list
An Byeong-hun (9), Abraham Ancer (9), Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Ryan Armour, Aaron Baddeley, Keegan Bradley, Scott Brown, Sam Burns, Rafa Cabrera-Bello (9), Bud Cauley, Wyndham Clark, Joel Dahmen, Jason Day (4,5,9), Bryson DeChambeau (8,9), Matt Every, Tony Finau (9), Tommy Fleetwood (9), Rickie Fowler (5,9), Jim Furyk, Sergio García (4,9), Brice Garnett, Brian Gay, Lucas Glover, Talor Gooch, Branden Grace, Emiliano Grillo, Chesson Hadley, Adam Hadwin, Brian Harman, Russell Henley, Charley Hoffman, J. B. Holmes, Billy Horschel (9), Charles Howell III, Mackenzie Hughes, Dustin Johnson (4,9), Matt Jones, Kim Si-woo (5), Patton Kizzire, Russell Knox, Jason Kokrak, Matt Kuchar (9), Martin Laird, Danny Lee, Lee Kyoung-hoon, Luke List, Adam Long, Peter Malnati, Hideki Matsuyama (7,9,13), Denny McCarthy, Troy Merritt, Phil Mickelson (7), Keith Mitchell, Francesco Molinari (4,8,9), Ryan Moore, Louis Oosthuizen (9), Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez, Scott Piercy, Ian Poulter, Andrew Putnam, Patrick Rodgers, Justin Rose (7,9), Sam Ryder, Rory Sabbatini, Xander Schauffele (6,7,9), Adam Schenk, Roger Sloan, Brandt Snedeker (9), J. J. Spaun, Jordan Spieth (4), Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley, Henrik Stenson (4,9), Sepp Straka, Kevin Streelman, Chris Stroud, Brian Stuard, Vaughn Taylor, Michael Thompson, Cameron Tringale, Kevin Tway, Harold Varner III, Jhonattan Vegas, Nick Watney, Bubba Watson (7,9), Danny Willett (4,9), Aaron Wise
- 3. Top 125 (medical)
- 4. Major champions from the past five years
- 5. Players Championship winners from the past five years
- 7. World Golf Championship winners from the past three years
- 9. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking
- 10. Senior Players champion from prior year
- 11. Korn Ferry Tour points leader from prior season
Scottie Scheffler (12)
- 12. Points leader during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals
- 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 (96)||South America (4)||Europe (23)||Oceania (7)||Asia (8)||Africa (6)|
|Canada (5)||Argentina (1)||England (8)||Australia (6)||Japan (1)||South Africa (6)|
|Mexico (2)||Chile (1)||Northern Ireland (2)||New Zealand (1)||South Korea (5)|
|United States (89)||Colombia (1)||Scotland (2)||Thailand (2)|
|Venezuela (1)||Ireland (1)|
Past champions in the fieldEdit
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Place|
|Kim Si-woo||South Korea||2017||65||65||−7|
|Webb Simpson||United States||2018||68||68||−4|
|Matt Kuchar||United States||2012||70||70||−2|
|Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||2019||72||72||E|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||2007||75||75||+3|
|Rickie Fowler||United States||2015||76||76||+4|
Thursday, March 12, 2020
- Note: Four players only completed 17 holes, with the lowest scorer on 1 under par when play was cancelled.
Scorecard of Hideki Matsuyama
|Matsuyama||−1||−2||−3||−4||−4||−4||−3||−3||−3||−3||−4||−4||−4||−5||−6||−7||−7||−9|Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey
- Wacker, Brian (March 12, 2020). "Players 2020: PGA Tour cancels Players Championship, next three tournament". Golf World. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
- 2019–2020 Player Handbook & Tournament Regulations (PDF). PGA Tour. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
- "Statement from PGA Tour commissioner". twitter. March 18, 2020.
- Ferguson, Doug (March 12, 2020). "Coronavirus dominates talk as Hideki Matsuyama ties course record to lead". Golf.com. Retrieved March 12, 2020.