8th Mar 2021 | The Players Championship

The Players Championship Trends

Players Championship Trends

We look at the trends of recent winners at TPC Sawgrass and see which players fit the pattern this year.

Commonly known as the ‘fifth major’, The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is one of the highlights of the year. A high quality field playing on a signature golf course ensures the tournament lives up to its billing.

We have looked at the profile of the last eleven winners and three noticeable trends appear.

Top-60 on tour for adjusted scoring average
Twelve of the last 13 winners ranked inside the top-60 on tour for scoring average in the year of their victory. To conquer Sawgrass you need to be a good player, playing well.

Top-60 in strokes gained with approach shots
The danger at TPC Sawgrass lies in approach to the greens, where there is a thin line between success and failure. It makes sense therefore that ten of the last thirteen champions ranked inside the top-60 in strokes gained tee-to-green.

Top-60 on tour for approaches from 200+ yards
TPC Sawgrass isn’t a bomber’s course but twelve of the last thirteen champions were ranked inside the top-60 on tour for proximity with approaches from 200+ yards.

Players that fit all three trends:
Bryson DeChambeau
Cameron Davis
Charley Hoffman
Chris Kirk
Collin Morikawa
Corey Conners
Emiliano Grillo
Jon Rahm
Justin Thomas
Keegan Bradley
Matthew NeSmith
Paul Casey
Ryan Palmer
Tyrrell Hatton
Viktor Hovland
Will Zalatoris
Xander Schauffele

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