THE PLAYERS Championship 2017

Defending Champion

Jason Day 

Jason Day current official PGA TOUR headshot.
(Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

“That’s Tiger-esque, that kind of run,” said Adam Scott about Day’s win in 2016.

Groupings & Starting Times
Thursday & Friday, May 11 & May 12, 2017

 

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The Players Record Book

Scoring

Low 18-Hole Score at The Players

63 (9-under), Fred Couples, 1992, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round (30-33) (Finished T-13)

63 (9-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (33-30) (Won)

63 (9-under), Roberto Castro, 2013, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (32-31) (Finished T19)

63 (9-under), Martin Kaymer, 2014, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (29-34) (Won)

63 (9-under), Jason Day 2016, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round (36-31) (Won)

Low 72-Hole Score at The Players

264 (24-under), Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (63-67-67-67)
268 (20-under), Fuzzy Zoeller, 1994, TPC Sawgrass (66-67-68-67)

High Winning Score at The Players

289 (1-over), Mark Hayes, 1977, Sawgrass CC (72-74-71-72)
289 (1-over), Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC (70-71-73-75)
285 (3-under), Raymond Floyd, 1981, Sawgrass CC (72-74-71-68)
285 (3-under), David Duval, 1999, TPC Sawgrass (69-69-74-73)

High 18-Hole Score at The Players

92 (20-over), Bob Murphy, 1979, Final round, Sawgrass CC
91 (19-over), John Lister, 1977, 2nd round, Sawgrass CC

High 18-hole score at The Players, TPC Sawgrass

89 (17-over), Michael Camplbell, 2003, 1st round, TPC Sawgrass
88 (16-over), Mike McCullough, 1984, 1st round, TPC Sawgrass

Low Start by Winner at The Players

63, Greg Norman, 1994, TPC Sawgrass
63, Martin Kaymer, 2014, TPC Sawgrass

63, Jason Day, 2016, TPC Sawgrass

Low Finish by Winner at The Players

64, Fred Couples, 1996, TPC Sawgrass
64, Davis Love III, 2003, TPC Sawgrass
65, Jack Nicklaus, 1976, Inverrary

High Start by Winner at The Players

73, Hal Sutton, 1983, TPC Sawgrass
72, Mark Hayes, 1977, Sawgrass CC
72, Raymond Floyd, 1981, Sawgrass CC
72, Justin Leonard, 1998, TPC Sawgrass
72, Tiger Woods, 2001, TPC Sawgrass

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High Finish by Winner at The Players

75, Jack Nicklaus, 1978, Sawgrass CC
73, David Duval, 1999, TPC Sawgrass

30 Aces at The Players, So Far

Holes-in-one (30 total; 26 at TPC Sawgrass):

1976: Wally Armstrong, 6th hole, Inverrary, 2nd round
1978: Grier Jones, 12th hole, Sawgrass CC, 2nd round;

: John Mahaffey, 15th hole, Sawgrass CC, Final round

1981: Bill Kratzert, 6th hole, Sawgrass CC, 3rd round
1986: Jim Gallagher, Jr., 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass

Brad Fabel, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
1991: Brian Claar, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
1992: Chip Beck, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
1994: Russ Cochran, 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
1994: Gary Hallberg, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
1995: Phil Mickelson, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
1996: Jay Don Blake, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
1997: Mark Brooks, 8th, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Fred Couples, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
1999: Bob Friend, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round; Joey Sindelar, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round
2000: Paul Azinger, 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round; Ted Tryba, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round; Joe Ozaki, 8th hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
2001: Chris DiMarco, 3rd hole, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
2002: Miguel A. Jimenez, 17th, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round; Craig Stadler, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round
2004: Jose Maria Olazabal, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
2006: Justin Leonard, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Jesper Parnevik, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round; Henrik Stenson, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round; Fred Couples, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, Final round
2008: Robert Garrigus, 13th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round
2013: Michael Thompson, 8th, TPC Sawgrass, 1st round Chris Stroud, 13th, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round

Eagle or Better at The Players

 Double-Eagles at The Players

2007: Hunter Mahan, 11th hole, TPC Sawgrass, 2nd round (Driver/5-iron from 227 yards)

Peter Lonard, 2nd hole, TPC Sawgrass, 3rd round (Driver/5-iron from 229 yards)

Most Eagles at The Players

Couples, Fred 15
Mickelson, Phil 11
Lehman, Tom 10
Woods, Tiger 10
Price, Nick 9
Watson, Tom 9
Garcia, Sergio 9

Most Eagles, One Tournament at The Players

3, Justin Leonard, 2000;

3, Kevin Stadler, 2008

3, Phil Mickelson, 2011

3, Sergio Garcia, 2011

3, Sung Kang, 2012; Derek Fathauer, 2015