Players Championship Golf : Picks And Insights

The eagerly anticipated 2017 Players Championship is set to take place between 11-14 May at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States of America (U.S.A). Rickie Fowler (L) of the United States presents the trophy to Jason DayNicknamed 'Golf's fifth major', this will be the 44th Players Championship and the 36th edition held at the iconic Stadium Course. Australian golfer Jason Day is the defending champion - having won last year's tournament by four strokes ahead of American Kevin Chappell. Day, who is also a former World No.1, will face stiff competition from the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama. Danny Willett of England presents Sergio Garcia of Spain with the Green JacketThe marquee groups for the first two rounds of this year's tournament are interesting. World No.1 Johnson has been grouped with McIlroy and Justin Thomas. Rickie Fowler, who won the 2015 Players Championship, is in the same group as Day and Henrik Stenson. The reigning Masters champion Sergio Garcia is pitted against Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar. While Spieth, Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson are in the same group. Rio 2016 Olympic Games champion Justin Rose is pitted against Jon Rahm and Martin Kaymer. Past champions expected in the field: Jason Day - 2016 champion Rickie Flower - 2015 champion Martin Kaymer - 2014 champion Matt Kuchar - 2012 champion K.J Choi - 2011 champion Henrik Stenson - 2009 champion Sergio Garcia - 2008 champion Phil Mickelson - 2007 champion Adam Scott - 2004 champion

Published: 05/11/2017