2023 Players Championship Set to Draw Top Golfers and Record Purse
The PGA Tour's flagship event, The Players Championship, is set to take place once again at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. With a record purse of $25 million up for grabs, the winner will receive $4.5 million and 600 FedExCup points. This event marks the start of an exciting stretch of the golf season which includes the biggest events in golf, such as The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, The Open Championship, FedExCup playoffs, and the Ryder Cup.
This year's field includes some of the best players in the world, such as Rory McIlroy (+850), Jon Rahm (+1000), Max Homa (+4), Tony Finau (+2500), Justin Thomas (+2900), Xander Schauffele (+2200), Collin Morikawa (+2700), Si Woo Kim (+70.9), Patrick Cantlay (+2000), Will Zalatoris (+2800), Tyrrell Hatton (+3300), Viktor Hovland (+2700), Tommy Fleetwood (+70.6), Rickie Fowler (+15-2), Webb Simpson (+14000), Keegan Bradley (+5000), Matt Fitzpatrick (+3400), Cameron Young (+3600), Sungjae Im (+3500), Keith Mitchell (+5-1), Adam Scott (+15-2), Jhonattan Vegas (+120), Shane Lowry (+4800), Corey Conners (+6500), and Davis Riley (+18000).
As a Pete Dye design, precision and patience is key on this course. The track runs 7,275 yards and features 43 of the world's top golfers. It is important to consider Strokes Gained: Tee to Green and Around the Green, which are indicators of success on this course. In addition, Par-5 scoring is also important, as it can be the difference between a win and a loss.
The Players Championship 2023 will be an exciting event to watch, and it is sure to produce some unexpected results.
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