Hot Sheet

THE PLAYERS hot sheet offers a quick guide to everything you need to know about the PGA TOUR’s flagship event contested at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course

Rickie and S-E-R-G-I-O commit to THE PLAYERS Two players who know a thing or two about playoff victories at the Stadium Course have officially committed to play in the 2019 tournament. Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia will tee it up at TPC Sawgrass in just 21 days’ time, in hopes of adding a second PLAYERS trophy to their mantel.

Rickie Fowler – THE PLAYERS 2015 Champion; 5-time PGA TOUR Winner

Sergio Garcia – THE PLAYERS 2008 champion; 10-time PGA TOUR winner

Morgan Stanley is making an impact – One Eagle at a Time

One of our Proud Partners, Morgan Stanley, is thrilled to be back at THE PLAYERS, celebrating great shots and giving back through the Eagles for Impact Challenge!

For every eagle made, Morgan Stanley will donate to Book Trust, a non-profit that works to encourage students to become lifelong readers and learners.

Last year, Morgan Stanley donated 96,000 books to children in need thanks to the 64 eagles made at THE PLAYERS, a tournament record. Building upon the impact made in 2018, Morgan Stanley will donate 1,500 books to Book Trust for every eagle made this year.

Track the progress and root on the players by following the hashtag #EagleUp throughout the tournament. If you’re on-site, stop by the Morgan Stanley Eagles for Impact tent throughout the week to take a swing in the Topgolf simulator for a chance to win exclusive gear. And be sure to check out the augmented reality experience for a photo op featuring Morgan Stanley brand ambassador Justin Rose!

Putt-putt perks.

Who knew a simple game of putt-putt could be so nerve-wracking? Earlier this morning during the third hour of NBC’s TODAY Show, Kathie Lee & Hoda hosted a trivia and putt-putt challenge in their studios. But “The Great Golf-Off” wasn’t your typical putt-putt challenge…

The winner received an epic trip to THE PLAYERS, including a round-trip flight, $200 Uber credit, a 6-night stay at the Sawgrass Marriott and, of course, tickets to the tournament! Click here to watch the segment.

Calling all foodies!

THE PLAYERS team is excited to showcase some new flavors at this year’s tournament, including:

Golden Moments: #Duuuuvaaal

20 years ago, Jacksonville’s own David Duval had a golden opportunity to win the biggest championship of his career. The then 27-year-old had already notched nine PGA TOUR victories by this time, but the title of “THE PLAYERS Champion” was still missing from his resume.

Duval began the final round with a one stroke lead over Skip Kendall and Phil Mickelson, but after finding the bunker near the 9th green, his lead was in jeopardy. However, Duval displayed nerves of steel, holing the bunker shot en route to a two-shot victory at THE PLAYERS.

Better yet, Duval moved to No. 1 in Official World Golf Ranking, snapping Tiger Woods' string of 41 consecutive weeks in first. But it gets even better (than most), Duval’s hometown victory came on the VERY SAME DAY his father Bob won the Emerald Coast Classic on PGA TOUR Champions. Today, the Duvals remain the only father-son duo to win on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions in the same week.

Volunteer Spotlight: Matt Welch, Vice-Chair of Spectator Services

More than 2,000 men, women and children volunteer their time to THE PLAYERS every year and are an integral part of this tournament’s success. In this week’s Volunteer Spotlight, get to know Vice-Chairman Matt Welch.

Matt recently retired as President from Elkins Constructors, Inc. after 32 years of service. He proved to be an extremely effective construction manager, particularly with respect to risk management, organizational structure, documentation, scheduling and problem solving. In fact, he even served as the lead on the new Jacksonville Main Library and PGA TOUR Entertainment’s building in World Golf Village! A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Matt is also the Current Chairman of the Board for Catholic Charities and sits on the Board of Directors for the Clay County Utility Authority.

Rapid fire with Matt: