Amount, in millions of dollars, of the purse for this week’s Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., with $1.98 million to be awarded to the winner. The Players purse equals the payout for the recent Masters. Only the U.S. Open, which awarded $12 million in prize money last year (including $2.16 million to winner Brooks Koepka), offers a larger purse. The prize money for next month’s U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills has yet to be announced.
Number of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking who will be competing in this week’s Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. That doesn’t include Tiger Woods, who is ranked No. 92 and will be teeing it up for a second consecutive week on the PGA Tour. Woods will be paired with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler for the first two rounds. All are former Players winners (tee times).