The Players Championship Past Winners and History

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The PGA Tour would very much like for The Players Championship to be considered a “fifth Major,” and in many respects it is, boasting perhaps the strongest field in golf. The inaugural rounds were played at the Atlanta Country Club in 1974. The tournament was played at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth in 1975, and at the Inverrary Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale in 1976. In 1977, it moved to Ponte Verde Beach, Florida. From 1977 to 1981, it was played at the Sawgrass Country Club. In 1982, it was moved to the Stadium Course, commonly referred to as the TPC at Sawgrass (The Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass). The TPC at Sawgrass is perhaps most famous for its island green on the par 3 17th hole.

Below, you’ll find a list of all the past champions of The Players Championship, their winning scores, and the margin of victory.

The Players Championship Past Champions
YearWinnerScoreWinning Margin
2015Rickie Fowler276Playoff
2014Martin Kaymer2751
2013Tiger Woods2752
2012Matt Kuchar2752
2011KJ Choi275Playoff
2010Tim Clark2721
2009Henrik Stenson2764
2008Sergio Garcia283Playoff
2007Phil Mickelson2772
2006Stephen Ames2746
2005Fred Funk2791
2004Adam Scott2761
2003Davis Love III2716
2002Craig Perks2802
2001Tiger Woods2741
2000Hal Sutton2781
1999David Duval2852
1998Justin Leonard2782
1997Steve Elkington2727
1996Fred Couples2704
1995Lee Janzen2831
1994Greg Norman2644
1993Nick Price2705
1992Davis Love III2734
1991Steve Elkington2761
1990Jodie Mudd2781
1989Tom Kite2791
1988Mark McCumber2734
1987Sandy Lyle2741
1986John Mahaffey2751
1985Calvin Peete2743
1984Fred Couples2771
1983Hal Sutton2831
1982Jerry Pate2802
1981Raymond Floyd2851
1980Lee Trevino2781
1979Lanny Wadkins2835
1978Jack Nicklaus2891
1977Mark Hayes2892
1976Jack Nicklaus2693
1975Al Greiberger2703
1974Jack Nicklaus2722

7 Responses to “The Players Championship Past Winners and History”

  1. jimmy velman on

    I HAVE HEARD STORIES ABOUT TIGER WOODS CUSSING AND UTTERING PROFANITIES ON THE GOLF COURSE AND I WANT TO KNOW IF THEY ARE TRUE. TIGER HAS A BEAUTIFUL WIFE AND A DAUGHTER. WHY WOULD HE
    EVEN THINK OF UTTERING PROFANITIES ANYWHERE.
    WHAT IF HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER HEARD THEM?

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  2. ned chiavari on

    Dear friends…I’m 71 years old fighting a bad “cancer”…I used to play Golf 4 times a week
    in Westchester County, NY…Retired…

    I cannot find an “easy way to find out a Table for EVERY Tournament showing the $ Winnings”…
    (as an example Stenson won $1.7M at the players…”

    Where/how do I find such a Table after each tournment?

    A frequent visitor to your WbSite. THANKS.

    Reply
  3. bob frankfort on

    reply to ned chiavari:

    Ned   i’m sorry I can’t answer the question you posted.  But I just wanted to wish the best of everything.  I think you’re very wise to keep yourself interested in the golf world and the statistics.  keep up your great attitude.

    Reply
  4. James Pak on

    While the talks of making The Players Championship the “fifth major” does appeal and has its perks, but I believe it should stand out on its own…Let’s make it the PGA’s the most prestigious event.

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  5. Troy Vayanos on

    Looking at those previous winners it’s a real who’s who of golf. So many previous major winners in that list.

    Looking forward to seeing how Adam Scott backs up after his Masters victory.

    Reply

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