Players Championship 2019: Leaderboard, TV schedule, live stream

By Dan McDonald
PGA.com

Series: PGA Tour

Published: Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 4:45 p.m.
 
The 2019 edition of The Players Championship tees off on Thursday, March 14 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponde Vedra Beach, Florida.
 
Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament:
 
 
THE FIELD
There will be 144 players that tee it up at The Players. Webb Simpson is the defending champion. Players qualified for the tournament through the following methods:
  • Winner of a tournament in the past year
  • Top 125 on the 2017-18 FedExCup Points List
  • Top 125 medical exemption
  • Winner of The Players Championship over the past 5 years
  • Winner of the Masters Tournament
  • Top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking through The Honda Classic
  • Winner of the 2018 Senior Players Championship 
  • Leading money winner from the Web.com Tour and Finals in 2018
  • Below Top 10 on current year FedExCup Points list
TEE TIMES, PAIRINGS AND LEADERBOARD
 
 
HOW TO WATCH
The Players Championship will be available to stream live here on PGA TOUR LIVE
 
Here is the broadcast schedule for the tournament:
  • Thursday, March 14: 1 to 7 pm on Golf Channel
  • Friday, March 15: 1 to 7 pm on Golf Channel
  • Saturday, March 16: 2 to 7 pm on NBC
  • Sunday, March 17: 1 to 6 pm on NBC
 
COURSE DETAILS
Course: Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass
Par: 72
Length: 7,189 yards
Head PGA Professional: Matt Borocz
 
The Players is held annually on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponde Vedra Beach, Florida. The course was designed by Pete and Alice Dye and opened for play in 1980.
 
The course was purchased from Paul and Jerome Fletcher by the PGA Tour for $1 — the check still being displayed in the clubhouse.
 
Outside of The Players, 1994 U.S. Amateur was held on the Stadium Course where Tiger Woods claimed the first of his three consecutive titles.
 
The signature hole is the No. 17 Island Green. While only 137 yards from tee to green, it’s estimated that over 100,000 golf balls are pulled out of the surrounding pond each year from professionals and tourists playing the course.