Our hole by hole guide to TPC Sawgrass, which plays host to the Players Championship this week
Course: Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass | Par 72 | 7,189 yards
Course Record: 63: Fred Couples (1992) Greg Norman (1994) Roberto Castro (2013) Martin Kaymer (2014) Jason Day (2016) Colt Knost (2016) Webb Simpson (2018) Brooks Koepka (2018)
The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is one of the most iconic yearly stops on the PGA Tour circut, boasting one of the best fields in golf. The Pete Dye design has been home to golf’s unofficial ‘fifth’ major since 1982, eight years after the tournament made it’s debut at Atlanta Country Club.
It also had an extensive transformation following Jason Day’s victory in 2016 that included resurfaced greens, new bunkers and new water hazards, in addition to the risk/reward 12th hole which came under fire in 2017 for being too difficult a risk.
This year, the course will present a completely different challenge for players after being moved from May to March. Just 17% of the field have played in March, as the tournament was moved there for a period of 11 years from 2007. Why will it make a difference? It’s colder, and typically is a lot windier in Florida at this time of year.
Here, we bring you a hole-to-hole guide of the course.
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