THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Course: TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium). Yardage: 7,189. Par: 72.
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Purse: $10.5 million. Winner’s share: $1,890,000.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m. (NBC Sports).
Defending champion: Si Woo Kim.
Last week: Jason Day won a Wells Fargo Championship.
FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas.
Notes: Tiger Woods is behind during a TPC Sawgrass for a initial time in 3 years. He is a usually actor to have won The Players Championship when it was hold in Mar (2001) and May (2013). … This is a final year The Players is hold in May. It moves subsequent deteriorate to March, a week after a Arnold Palmer Invitational and a week before a Valspar Championship. … Going into a week, The Players has all of a tip 50 in a universe ranking. The final contest to have had that was a 2016 U.S. Open during Oakmont. … Among a first-time players is Xander Schauffele, who won a Tour Championship final year. … The leader receives a three-year grant to a Masters, U.S. Open and British Open. … The leader receives $1,890,000, that is some-more than Arnold Palmer done in a 734 tournaments he played in his career. … Tim Clark (2010) and Craig Perks (2002) are a usually players to make this their initial PGA Tour victory. … Only 11 winners in a 44-year story of The Players have nonetheless to win a major.
Next week: ATT Byron Nelson.
ROCCO FORTE SICILIAN OPEN
Site: Sicily, Italy.
Course: Verdura GC. Yardage: 7,217. Par: 71.
Purse: 1 million euros. Winner’s share: 166,667 euros.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-6 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 4:30-7 p .m. (Golf Channel-tape delay).
Defending champion: Alvaro Quiros.
Last week: Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan of Ireland won a Golfsixes.
Race to Dubai leader: Patrick Reed.
Notes: Eddie Pepperell of England is a usually actor from a tip 100 in a universe ranking in a field. … Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn is personification for a eighth time this year. He has done 3 cuts, with his best finish a tie for 31st in a Oman Open. … This is a center of a three-week widen on a European Tour in that a sum purse is 1 million euros. Next week is a new eventuality called a Belgian Knockout charity minimal esteem money, and that leads into back-to-back Rolex Series events during Wentworth and a Italian Open. … Andy Sullivan, who played in a 2016 Ryder Cup, is personification a contest for a initial time. Sullivan has left 66 events worldwide given his final victory.
Next week: Belgian Knockout.
Site: Knoxville, Tenn.
Course: Fox Den Country Club. Yardage: 7,071. Par: 71.
Purse: $550,000. Winner’s share: $99,000.
Defending champion: Talor Gooch.
Last tournament: Jose de Jesus Rodriguez won a United Leasing Finance Championship.
Money leader: Sungjae Im.
Next week: BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Last week: Sung Hyun Park won a Volunteers of America Texas Classic.
Next week: Kingsmill Championship.
Race to CME Globe leader: Inbee Park.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last week: Bernhard Langer won a Insperity Invitational.
Next week: Regions Tradition.
Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer.
Japan Golf Tour: Japan PGA Championship, Boso CC, Chiba, Japan. Defending champion: Yusaku Miyazato. Online: www.jgto.org
Asian Tour: AB Bank Bangladesh Open, Kurmitola GC, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Defending champion: Jazz Janewattananond. Online: www.asiantour.com
Sunshine Tour: Investec Royal Swazi Open, Royal Swazi Spa CC, Mbabane, Swaziland. Defending champion: Peter Karmis. Online: www.sunshinetour.com
PGA Tour Australasia: TX Civil Logistics WA PGA Championship, Kalgoorlie GC, Kalgoorlie, Australia. Defending champion: Dimitrios Papadatos. Online: www.pga.org.au
Challenge Tour: Portugal Open, Morgado Golf Resort, Portimao, Portugal. Defending champion: Matt Wallace. Online: www.europeantour.com/challengetour
PGA Tour China: Haikou Championship, 3 Miles GC, Hainan, China. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.pgatour.com/china
PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Costa Rica Classic, Reserva Conchal GC, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Defending champion: Jose Toledo. Online: www.pgatour.com/la/en
Symetra Tour: Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic, The Links during Stoney Point, Greenwood, S.C. Defending champion: Celine Boutier. Online: www.symetratour.com
Korean LPGA: NH Investment Securities Ladies Championship, Suwon CC, Suwon, South Korea. Defending champion: Ji-Young Kim. Online: www.klpga.co.kr
Japan LPGA: Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies, Fukuoka CC, Fukuoka, Japan. Defending champion: Ai Suzuki. Online: www.lpga.or.jp