The 68th edition of The Players Championship is ready to initiate this Thursday in Florida. Read to know the latest information on the PGA Tour event of the ongoing 2023 season.
The Players or officially titled “The Players Championship” is an annual golf competition at a professional level. It is held in Florida every year under the PGA Tour yearly calendar. The event was initiated in 1974 and is one of the long-running events of the popular American golf tour.
This year will mark the 68th anniversary of the event. It will be played on a 72-par stroke play format over the course of four days. Like the past years, the event will be hosted at the stadium course of TPC at Sawgrass near Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Players 2023 is featuring a 144-player field. The field will be jam-packed with top-class elite professionals, thanks to its gigantic $25 million purse pool. 49 of the current top 50 OWGR rankers will be present in the field this year.
Fans are eagerly waiting to see their favorite top PGA Tour golfers compete in the Florida-based event. More information on the schedule, live stream, tee times, and other news are given below.
When will the golf event be held?
- Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Time: 06:50 a.m. ET
The upcoming iteration of the Players will initiate on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The first round of the event will start very early at 06:50 a.m. ET on the first day.
The Players 2023 Schedule:
|1st||Thursday, March 9, 2023||06:50 a.m|
|2nd||Friday, March 10, 2023||TBD|
|3rd||Saturday, March 11, 2023||TBD|
|4th||Sunday, March 12, 2023||TBD|
How to watch the golf event on TV?
- Golf Channel – United States
- Sky Sports Golf – United Kingdom
The Players 2023 will be aired on tv via Golf Channel in the United States. While in the United Kingdom, the event will be broadcast on Sky Sports Golf channel. Below is the broadcast schedule of the upcoming Florida-based golf event –
|Thursday, March 2, 2023||12:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.|
|Friday, March 3, 2023||12:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 4, 2023||01:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 2, 2023||01:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.|
How to Live Stream The Players 2023?
- Golf Channel
- Sky Now
Golf Channel is scheduled to provide a live stream of the next PGA Tour event in the US through its website. However, a Golf Channel Plus subscription will be required to watch the event online. Peacock subscribers can stream the event live via streaming Golf Channel. In the UK, Sky subscribers will be able to watch it through Sky Now or their official TV app.
Where will the golf event be held?
- Course: TPC at Sawgrass
- Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
The stadium course at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass will be the hosting ground for the Players 2023. It is a 36-hole course with 7,189 yards of length. The venue is located near Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida, USA.
The Players 2023 Tee Times:
For the initial two rounds, the 144-player field will be divided into groups of three for the upcoming event. Robby Shelton, Austin Smotherman, and Min Woo Lee will group up and tee off at 06:50 a.m. to compete together on tee no.1 during the first round. At the same time, Danny Willett, Brandon Wu, and Davis Thompson will tee off to compete on tee hole 10. There will be an 11-minute difference between each group’s tee times.