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THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES






DATES:  Thursday, May 7th through Sunday, May 10th
SITE:  TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Pete Dye (1979, redesign/renovation, 2006-07)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,215
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 423 Yds 10 - Par 4 424 Yds
2 - Par 5 532 Yds 11 - Par 5 558 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 4 481 Yds
6 - Par 4 393 Yds 15 - Par 4 449 Yds
7 - Par 4 442 Yds 16 - Par 5 523 Yds
8 - Par 3 237 Yds 17 - Par 3 137 Yds
9 - Par 5 583 Yds 18 - Par 4 462 Yds
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36 3,642 Yds 36 3,573 Yds
Annual: 36th
Defending Champion: Sergio Garcia
Runner-Up: Paul Goydos
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)
Total Purse: $9,500,000
Shares: 1st Place - $1,710,000; 2nd Place - $1,026,000; 3rd Place - $646,000
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Sergio Garcia * 283 Ben Crane 289
Paul Goydos 283 Ernie Els 289
Jeff Quinney 284 Tom Lehman 289
Briny Baird 287 Brett Quigley 289
Stephen Ames 288 Five players at 290
* - Won in Playoff
Past THE PLAYERS Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 *Sergio Garcia (283) -- Paul Goydos
2007 Phil Mickelson (277) -- Sergio Garcia
2006 Stephen Ames (274) -- Retief Goosen
2005 Fred Funk (279) -- Tom Lehman, Luke Donald, Scott Verplank
2004 Adam Scott (276) -- Padraig Harrington
2003 Davis Love III (271) -- Jay Haas, Padraig 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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