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 Dates: Thursday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 26th

 Site: TPC at Sawgrass (Stadium Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

 How the legend of the 17th was born

 Course Architect: Pete Dye (1980)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,093

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 392 Yds       10 - Par 4 424 Yds

               2 - Par 5 532 Yds       11 - Par 5 535 Yds

               3 - Par 3 177 Yds       12 - Par 4 358 Yds

               4 - Par 4 384 Yds       13 - Par 3 181 Yds

               5 - Par 4 466 Yds       14 - Par 4 467 Yds

               6 - Par 4 393 Yds       15 - Par 4 449 Yds

               7 - Par 4 442 Yds       16 - Par 5 507 Yds

               8 - Par 3 219 Yds       17 - Par 3 137 Yds

               9 - Par 5 583 Yds       18 - Par 4 447 Yds

                   -------------            -------------

                    36 3,588 Yds             36 3,505 Yds

 

 Annual: 27th

 Defending Champion: David Duval

 Runner-up: Scott Gump

 Tournament Record: 264 (Greg Norman, 1994)

 54-Hole Record: 197 (Greg Norman, 1994)

 36-Hole Record: 130 (Greg Norman, 1994)

 Course Record: 63 (Fred Couples, 1992; Greg Norman, 1994)

 9-Hole Record: 30 (Held by several players)

 Total Purse: $6,000,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $1,080,000; 2nd Place - 648,000; 3rd Place - 408,000


                             1999 Finish

                             -----------


 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 David Duval            285               Scott Hoch              290

 Scott Gump             287               Mark O'Meara            290

 Nick Price             288               Steve Stricker          290

 Fred Couples           289               Lee Westwood            290

 Hal Sutton             289               Seven players at        291


         Past THE PLAYERS Championship Winners and Runners-Up

         ----------------------------------------------------

 1999 -- David Duval (285) -- Scott Gump

 1998 -- Justin Leonard (278) -- Tom Lehman, Glen Day

 1997 -- Steve Elkington (272) -- Scott Hoch

 1996 -- Fred Couples (270) -- Colin Montgomerie, Tommy Tolles

 1995 -- Lee Janzen (283) -- Bernhard Langer

 1994 -- Greg Norman (264) -- Fuzzy Zoeller

 1993 -- Nick Price (270) -- Bernhard Langer

 1992 -- Davis Love III (273) -- I.Baker-Finch, P.Blackmar, N.Faldo, T.Watson

 1991 -- Steve Elkington (276) -- Fuzzy Zoeller

 1990 -- Jodie Mudd (278) -- Mark Calcavecchia

 1989 -- Tom Kite (279) -- Chip Beck

 1988 -- Mark McCumber (273) -- Mike Reid

 1987 -- *Sandy Lyle (274) -- Jeff Sluman

 1986 -- John Mahaffey (275) -- Larry Mize

 1985 -- Calvin Peete (274) -- D.A. Weibring

 1984 -- Fred Couples (277) -- Lee Trevino

 1983 -- Hal Sutton (283) -- Bob Eastwood

 1982 -- Jerry Pate (280) -- Brad Bryant, Scott Simpson

 1981 -- *Ray Floyd (285) -- Barry Jaeckel, Curtis Strange

 1980 -- Lee Trevino (278) -- Ben Crenshaw

 1979 -- Lanny Wadkins (283) -- Tom Watson

 1978 -- Jack Nicklaus (289) -- Lou Graham

 1977 -- Mark Hayes (289) -- Mike McCullough

 1976 -- Jack Nicklaus (269) -- J.C. Snead

 1975 -- Al Geiberger (270) -- Dave Stockton

 1974 -- Jack Nicklaus (272) -- J.C. Snead


 * - Won in Playoff.


 Note: Formerly called Tournament Players Championship (1974-87).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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                                       Finish in the 90's

 Player              1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995  1996   1997  1998  1999

 ------              ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----   ----  ----  ----

 David Duval         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-4    T-43  T-18  Won

 Scott Gump          dnp   dnp   66th  mc    dnp   dnp   T-19   T-65  T-54  2nd

 Nick Price          T-16  T-9   8th   Won   mc    T-37  T-46   T-24  T-8   3rd

 Hal Sutton          mc    T-68  mc    mc    T-19  mc    T-53   T-50  T-18  T-4

 Fred Couples        mc    T-23  T-13  T-39  dnp   T-29  Won    T-10  T-42  T-4

 Scott Hoch          wd    mc    dnp   mc    mc    wd    T-19   2nd   T-5   T-6

 Lee Westwood        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp    dnp   T-5   T-6

 Mark O'Meara        wd    mc    T-9   5th   mc    mc    T-29   T-70  T-42  T-6

 Steve Stricker      dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-23  T-11  mc     mc    T-51  T-6

 Mark Calcavecchia   2nd   mc    73rd  mc    T-23  T-18  T-29   T-24  4th   T-10

 Joe Ozaki           dnp   dnp   dnp   T-6   T-45  T-8   mc     T-65  T-18  T-10

 Tiger Woods         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp    T-31  T-35  T-10

 Davis Love III      T-24  mc    Won   T-67  T-6   T-6   T-46   dq    T-57  T-10

 Joey Sindelar       T-46  T-41  T-46  T-16  T-35  dnp   mc     T-31  T-61  T-10

 Skip Kendall        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp    dnp   68th  T-10

 Mark Brooks         T-36  mc    T-9   mc    mc    mc    mc     T-7   mc    T-10

 Ernie Els           dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-45  T-68  T-8    T-10  T-11  T-17

 Jim Furyk           dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-13   T-53  T-35  T-17

 Duffy Waldorf       T-61  dnp   T-35  T-52  mc    mc    mc     T-43  mc    T-17

 Vijay Singh         dnp   dnp   dnp   T-28  T-55  T-43  T-8    T-31  T-54  T-20

 John Huston         dnp   T-15  T-40  mc    T-35  mc    mc     T-69  mc    T-20

 David Toms          dnp   dnp   mc    mc    mc    dnp   mc     mc    mc    T-20

 Justin Leonard      dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-34  T-65   T-37  Won   T-23

 Jesper Parnevik     dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-49  T-53   mc   T-25   T-23

 Colin Montgomerie   dnp   dnp   mc    dnp   T-9   T-14  T-2    T-7   mc    T-23

 Phil Mickelson      dnp   dnp   mc    mc    dnp   T-14  T-33   mc    T-8   T-32

 Bernhard Langer     dnp   T-6   T-29  2nd   T-27  2nd   dnp    T-31  mc    T-38

 Steve Elkington     T-16  Won   mc    T-16  T-51  wd    T-19   Won   dnp   T-38

 Brad Faxon          T-70  mc    T-67  dq    T-6   T-49  dnp    4th   T-35  T-46

 Jeff Maggert        dnp   mc    T-54  mc    3rd   T-18  T-53   mc    T-51  T-46

 Tommy Tolles        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-2    T-7   mc    T-46

 David Frost         mc    T-41  mc    mc    mc    T-37  T-17   wd    T-42  T-52

 Jose M. Olazabal    NA    NA    T-9   NA    T-14  T-23  dnp    dnp   T-25  T-52

 Billy Andrade       mc    T-27  mc    T-20  mc    T-8   mc     5th   T-35  T-62

 Nick Faldo          dnp   T-57  T-2   dnp   5th   mc    mc     T-24  T-18  dq

 Tom Lehman          dnp   dnp   T-13  T-11  mc    T-14  T-8    6th   T-2   mc

 Glen Day            dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    mc     61st  T-2   mc

 Len Mattiace        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp    T-24  T-5   mc

 Lee Janzen          dnp   mc    mc    T-34  T-35  Won   T-46   T-37  T-13  mc

 Steve Jones         T-3   T-41  dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-33   mc    T-25  mc

 Rocco Mediate       T-11  T-15  mc    T-6   dnp   T-55  T-4    mc    T-57  mc

 Loren Roberts       T-46  T-27  T-21  mc    T-14  T-34  T-33   3rd   mc    mc

 Paul Azinger        mc    T-3   T-29  T-6   dnp   mc    mc     T-14  mc    mc

 Tim Herron          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-19   mc    mc    mc

 Greg Norman         T-16  T-63  T-35  T-3   Won   T-37  mc     T-53  dnp   mc

 John Daly           dnp   mc    72nd  mc    mc    dnp   T-19   wd    T-16  wd

 Kenny Perry         T-56  T-57  wd    T-65  T-62  T-55  T-4    mc    mc    wd

 

 

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