PONTE VEDRA BEACH - First-round tee times at The PLAYERS are delayed by one hour due to overnight rain and area thunderstorms. Unfortunately, stormy weather will be the storyline as ‘the fifth major’ is underway, and the golfers who can navigate the weather (rain/wind/humidity) will rise on the dripping wet leaderboard.
With his win at last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, Scottie Scheffler moved to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings for the first time in his career. Three players have won the week before The PLAYERS and then won The PLAYERS: Raymond Floyd (1981), Tom Kite (1989) and Tiger Woods (2001).
The people of the Ukraine were recognized by the PGA Tour and its Commissioner. As the tournament began at TPC Sawgrass with round 1 of The PLAYERS Championship, representatives of the Tour expressed its unified support for the people of the Ukraine.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced support via Golfers For Ukraine, an industry-wide effort that is collecting donations for UNICEF, the United Nations agency that provides humanitarian and developmental aid to children impacted by the crisis.
“Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine and those caught in the crosshairs of the conflict,” Monahan said. “We hope for an end to this senseless violence and a peaceful resolution. The game of golf has a way of rallying around important causes and this is one.”
Preview | The PLAYERS Championship
COURSE: TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach - Florida
ARCHITECT: Pete Dye
YARDS/PAR: 7,256 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $20,000,000/$3,600,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Justin Thomas
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 600
TV COVERAGE: First two rounds of The PLAYERS Championship (Today and March 11) are scheduled for coverage from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 12:30pm to 2:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 2:30 to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage from TPC Sawgrass will be featured on ESPN-Plus today and Friday with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 7:45am to 6:00pm (ET). Weekend streaming on ESPN+ from 6:45am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage today and Friday broadcasts originating from TPC Sawgrass from 11:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). Saturday and Sunday coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch/Stream The PLAYERS: (ESPNCom)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
The PLAYERS Championship Tee Times start today at 7:45am (ET) and go to 2:51pm (ET). (Moved back one hour)
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for wind and thunderstorms with temperature 69-degrees with high humidity (88%). Winds 13 mph. 80% chance of rain. Both Friday and Saturday forecasts are not good with the weekend temps dipping to the 50s.Sunday will be mostly sunny but 50-degrees
PGA Tour Brunch will post at 7:00am (ET) on Friday.
Next Week: The Valspar Championship
The PLAYERS Championship - The Field and Tee Times:
The Field: (link)
Ryan Brehm (in) / Hayden Buckley (out)
Bryson DeChambeau (out) / Hayden Buckley (in)
Kevin Na (out; expecting third child) / Taylor Moore (in)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
The PLAYERS delayed one hour (PGATourCom)
Record Purse at The PLAYERS (Golf Week/USA Today)
Power Rankings for The PLAYERS (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
Industry News, #Sports Gambling and Daily Fantasy News
Woods Remembers Past, thanks his family (ESPNCom)
Are World Golf HofF Days Numbered? (Golf Week/USA Today)
ESPN Predictions for The PLAYERS (ESPNCom)
PLAYERS Picks (Golf Digest)
Expert Picks at The PLAYERS - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks at The PLAYERS - (PGATourCom)
PGA Tour Commish Wants to Talk to Lefty (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 10, 2002 - Four years after encouraging Top 25 finishes at The Masters and US Open as a college sophomore from Georgia Tech, Matt Kuchar won his first PGA TOUR title at The Honda Classic, posting a 19-under par (269) to defeat Brad Faxon and Joey Sindelar by two strokes. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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