A PGA Tournament Preview of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. StatementGames alternative Fantasy Golf, play for FREE and WIN CASH Rewards.
When: March 11 – 14
Where: TPC Sawgrass – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
TV: Golf Channel – (Thursday) 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
(Friday) 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
NBC – (Saturday) 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
(Sunday) 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET
Designer: Pete Dye in 1982
Yardage: 7,215 Yards
Greens: Bermuda – Fairways: Bermuda
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), Hideki Matsuyama (2020)
Player Field: 154 Players
Purse: $15,000,000 Million
Winner’s Share: $2.25 Million
FedExCup Points: 600 To Winner
The Players Championship – 3 PGA Players To Watch
Rory McIlroy – The defending champion has fallen outside the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time since 2018. Rory is looking for a spark. He remarked after Sunday’s round at the API: “I need something and I just don’t seem to have it.” In looking at the positives though, McIlroy posted a 66 in round 1 of the Arnold Palmer invitational. Despite some recent let downs, he is confident he has some great golf in him.
“The good golf is in there, and I feel capable of going out and shooting good scores any week that I play on any golf course that I play, but it’s the days where you don’t feel so good that you need to manage it and get it around in a couple under par. That’s the challenge for me right now.” – Rory McIlroy
Tony Finau – One of these days, Finau will get his second PGA Tour win. Why not this week! Here is what you need to know about Tony, if he tees it up, he’s a shoe in to finish inside the top 10 seeing as he’s done so in five of his last seven worldwide starts.
Patrick Cantlay – If you look at strokes gained, he’s been the best player in the world in 2021. He has been consistently excellent over his last six starts with six top-20 finishes, including three top-five finishes, plus a win. He has finished top-25 in two of his three starts at TPC Sawgrass. The Stadium Course at Sawgrass requires precision ball striking and approach play.
The Players Championship & Fantasy Golf Predictions
PGA Tournament Preview Facts
- The land now encompassing the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, home of THE PLAYERS® Championship since 1982, was purchased for one dollar in 1978 by then-PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beaman.
- THE PLAYERS® Championship’s purse this year—$15 million—is the biggest prize professional golf has ever seen for a single tournament.
- Since 1983, the pros have made 1,180 eagles at THE PLAYERS Championship.
StatementGames Alternative Fantasy Golf Picks
Picks were made with some help from our pals at SweetSpotDFS.
10 PT Pick: Rory McIlroy Vs Justin Thomas – Rory McIlroy (Best Finishing Position)
9 PT Pick: Tony Finau Vs Daniel Berger – Tony Finau (Best Finishing Position)
8 PT Pick: Bryson DeChambeau Vs Patrick Cantlay – Patrick Cantlay (Best Finishing Position)