The Players Championship Past Winners and History

May 5, 2014

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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
Year Winner Score Winning Margin
2013 Tiger Woods 275 2
2012 Matt Kuchar 275 2
2011 KJ Choi 275 Playoff
2010 Tim Clark 272 1
2009 Henrik Stenson 276 4
2008 Sergio Garcia 283 Playoff
2007 Phil Mickelson 277 2
2006 Stephen Ames 274 6
2005 Fred Funk 279 1
2004 Adam Scott 276 1
2003 Davis Love III 271 6
2002 Craig Perks 280 2
2001 Tiger Woods 274 1
2000 Hal Sutton 278 1
1999 David Duval 285 2
1998 Justin Leonard 278 2
1997 Steve Elkington 272 7
1996 Fred Couples 270 4
1995 Lee Janzen 283 1
1994 Greg Norman 264 4
1993 Nick Price 270 5
1992 Davis Love III 273 4
1991 Steve Elkington 276 1
1990 Jodie Mudd 278 1
1989 Tom Kite 279 1
1988 Mark McCumber 273 4
1987 Sandy Lyle 274 1
1986 John Mahaffey 275 1
1985 Calvin Peete 274 3
1984 Fred Couples 277 1
1983 Hal Sutton 283 1
1982 Jerry Pate 280 2
1981 Raymond Floyd 285 1
1980 Lee Trevino 278 1
1979 Lanny Wadkins 283 5
1978 Jack Nicklaus 289 1
1977 Mark Hayes 289 2
1976 Jack Nicklaus 269 3
1975 Al Greiberger 270 3
1974 Jack Nicklaus 272 2
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  • 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?

    Posted by jimmy velman on 04/11

  • Tiger, indeed, has been known to have a potty mouth.

    Posted by The Original Golf Blogger on 04/11

  • 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.

    Posted by ned chiavari on 05/12

  • 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.

    Posted by bob frankfort on 05/05

  • 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.

    Posted by James Pak on 05/20

  • Very good post. Thanks a lot.

    Posted by essaycapital.com on 05/07

  • 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.

    Posted by Troy Vayanos on 05/06

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