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We Spy...The Marriott/TPC Sawgrass Resort

Our intrepid editor goes undercover, not very successfully, for a white-glove test at the host of The Players

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The Top 10 Things We Love Most About the Players

Whether you consider The Players the ‘fifth major’ or ‘the best of the rest,’ one thing is clear: it’s one heck of a tournament with a strong identity that fans look forward to more each...

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1. Most Famous Hole in Golf

With its island green, the famous par-three 17th might not be the fairest hole because the risk far outweighs the reward, but it sure is the most exciting for golf fans because they finally see...

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2. Fifth Major?

There's some debate whether The Players is a fifth major or not. Greg Norman calls it "the best of the rest." Whatever. We call it the world's fourth best tournament after the Masters, U.S. Open,...

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3. Best Finish Twice

This is the first year that the playoff—and there will be one—will be an aggregate one on 16, 17, and 18, so chances are we'll get to see the most exciting finish in professional golf...

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4. Best Trey in Play

The last three holes—par five, par three, and par four—provide the most exciting finish in any major tournament with the most risk-reward possible. The mix of holes with water lurking everywhere is genius. All it's...

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5. Best Field Period

Sorry Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship, but The Players has got the best field in golf because it’s not limited like the Masters, sprinkled with lucky qualifiers like the middle two, or...

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6. Tickled Pink

Echoing the final round of the U.S. Open, which always takes place on Father's Day, the final round of The Players takes place on Mother’s Day when many in the crowd sartorially “pink out.” And...

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7. Great Test of Golf

Pete Dye’s brilliant design offers the purest test in golf as the course favors no one since there’s an equal number of dogleg lefts and rights and it’s not overly long. The list of champions...

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