All the excitement will be at the TPC Sawgrass, Stadium Course, as the Players Championship 2020 drama unfolds to kick off the heart of the season. It is the preeminent event in 2020, and this year we won’t have the likes of Tiger Woods, whom through his agent Mark Steinberg confirmed that he wouldn’t be participating in this year Players Championship.
Better than last year
The prize money has increased to $15 million from $12.5 million a year ago, and we saw the first brand new trophy being awarded to the winner of the Player Championship 2019, Rory Mcllroy. The trophy replaced the Waterford Crystal that was given out since 1982.
The new trophy was customized by Tiffany & Co. It is sterling silver and 24K gold vermeil that stands 17 inches tall, just shy of eight inches in diameter, and weighs 7.6 pounds.
Players to watch out for
This year, of the 144 players competing this week at TPC Sawgrass, a record 110 of them are past PGA Tour winners. Ten previous winners of the Players are in the field, and 122 of the top 125 on last year’s FedEx Cup points list are playing. Golf Channel will air the Players Championship 2020 live stream from TPC Sawgrass at stadium course.
Recent Tour winners Matthew Wolff, Sebastian Munoz, Viktor Hovland, Collin Morikawa, and Joaquin Niemann, who are strong rookie class, will be competing at TPC this week among 20 first-time players in the event.
Players that won’t participate this year
- Tiger woods
- Kelly Kraft
- Jonas Blixt
The golfers are said to be suffering from injuries, and we will have to go on with the Player Championship without them this year.
Tiger woods won’t be swinging it at the Player Championship this year, and his absence won’t go unnoticed whether we admit it or not though the tournament will go on, he remains a primary story.
History in the making
In 2019, Rory Mcllroy emerged victorious with one-stroke winner, holding off a late run by Jim Furyk. Leading on this week at the Players Championship, Rory Mcllroy will look to defend his title at the PGA tours flagship event.
No player has ever won this event in back-to-back, and Rory will be attempting to change that to be the ever first player to make history.
Rory Mcllroy is the number one golfer in the world and is seeing to be the best in the world right now, being the reigning champion. We expect a repeat of last year of him and see a new set record of a back-to-back.
This year will mark the first Players Championship since the passing of the courses architect Pete Dye, who died in early January at age 94. The tournament will start at the top with the best players in the world as we head into TPC Sawgrass for what should be an amazingly thrilling week in Florida.
Make sure not to miss the event as the golfers swing at the Player Championship 2020 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on March 12-15, 2020.