Players Championship Notes - 2013

imagePlayers Championshp Notes 2013
Dates: May 6-12, 2013
Where: THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Par/Yards: 72/7,215 yards
2012 champion: Matt Kuchar
2013 Purse: $9,500,000/$1,710,000
FedExCup: 600 points to the winner
Format: 72-hole stroke play, Field: 145
Twitter: @THEPLAYERSChamp

A look back at THE PLAYERS 2012
2012 Final-Round Leaderboard

  • 1 Matt Kuchar 68-68-69-70—275
  • T2 Martin Laird 65-73-72-67—277
  • T2 Zach Johnson 70-66-73-68—277
  • T2 Rickie Fowler 72-69-66-70—277
  • T2 Ben Curtis 68-71-70-68—277
  • 6 Luke Donald 72-69-72-66—279

    Matt Kuchar held off a host of contenders by shooting a final-round 70 for a two-stroke win, his fourth PGA TOUR victory. A former resident of Ponte Vedra whose parents still live nearby, Kuchar’s Mother’s Day triumph was especially gratifying by having his parents, his wife and his children on hand. In February, Kuchar broke a recent streak by PLAYERS champions by winning the Accenture Match Play Championship for his fifth PGA TOUR victory. Prior to that, Phil Mickelson (2007) was the last winner of the event to record another victory within a year of THE PLAYERS (Mickelson won later that season at the Deutsche Bank Championship). Since then, Sergio Garcia (2008) didn’t win again until the 2012 Wyndham Championship; and Henrik Stenson (2009), Tim Clark (2010) and K.J. Choi (2011) have yet to capture another PGA TOUR title.

    More on Matt Kuchar

    Matt Kuchar leads all players on the PGA TOUR in top-10 finishes since the start of the 2010 season.

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    A look at the field

    All 30 of the top 30 in the FedExCup standings are committed; all 30 of the top 30 in the Official World Golf Ranking will tee it up with 46 of the top 50 included in the field.

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