The 2019 Players Championship will begin on Thursday, March 14 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verda Beach, Fla. The tournament will conclude on Sunday, March 17.
Considering all 50 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings will be in attendance at TPC Sawgrass, it should be no surprise that the 2019 Players Championship is the biggest event of the year to date. This will be the first big move felt in the new, more condensed PGA Tour schedule, and I’m fascinated to see how it affects golfers and the bigger picture narrative of the golf season.
We’ll get a less firm (but maybe more exciting?) TPC Sawgrass with Webb Simpson trying to go back to back, Tiger Woods looking for his third and Jordan Spieth looking for, well, anything. And that doesn’t even include the Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler storylines.
Yes, the 2019 Players Championship should be fantastic, as it is almost always. It should also serve a nice lead-in to the 2019 Masters, which is just one month away. Here’s a look at the schedule of events so you can watch all the action.
144 golfers will tee up at the Players this year led by defending champion Webb Simpson. Justin Rose, Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffelle will start things off on Thursday with an 8:32 a.m. tee time. Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar will tee off just after 9 a.m., followed by Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed and Simpson who will tee off at 1:27 p.m.
Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth join the afternoon wave Thursday with a tee time at 1:59 p.m.