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PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES





 Dates: March 23rd through March 26th
 Site: TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
 Course Architect: Pete Dye (1980)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,098
 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 4 471 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 3,593 Yds         36 3,505 Yds
 
 Annual: 33rd
 Defending Champion: Fred Funk
 Runner-up: Tom Lehman, Luke Donald, Scott Verplank
 Tournament Record: 264 (Greg Norman)
 54-Hole Record: 197 (Greg Norman)
 36-Hole Record: 130 (Greg Norman)
 Course Record: 63 (Fred Couples; Greg Norman)
 9-Hole Record: 30 
 Total Purse: $8,000,000
 Shares: 1st $1,440,000; 2nd $864,000; 3rd $544,000
 
  2005 Finish
  -----------
 
 Player                Score     
 ------                -----    
 Fred Funk              279       
 Tom Lehman             280       
 Luke Donald            280        
 Scott Verplank         280        
 Joe Durant             281          
 
 
 Past Players Championship Winners
 ---------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  Fred Funk (279) -- Lehman, Donald, Verplank
 2004  Adam Scott (276) -- Padraig Harrington
 2003  Davis Love III (271) -- Haas, Harrington
 2002  Craig Perks (280) -- Stephen Ames
 2001  Tiger Woods (274) -- Vijay Singh
 2000  Hal Sutton (278) -- Tiger Woods
 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) -- Ian Baker-Finch, Phil Blackmar, Nick Faldo,
                               Tom 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).
 



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