The final round of golf’s unofficial “fifth major” is here.
Top competitors from the PGA Tour are down in Florida for the annual Players Championship. As one of the tour’s “elevated” events, players are battling for the richest prize pool of the year.
Cameron Smith is the reigning winner of the event, with Justin Thomas (2021) and Rory McIlroy (2019) picking up recent victories. The tournament title is entirely up for grabs after Smith shifted from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf last summer.
Here is a look at everything you need to know to watch the 2023 Players Championship.
Where is the 2023 Players Championship?
The Players Championship will be held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., at the famous TPC Sawgrass. The Players Stadium Course features one of the most infamous holes in all of golf: the “Island Green” on No. 17.
2023 Players Championship schedule
The 2023 Players Championship will take place from Thursday, March 9, through Sunday, March 12. Viewers can watch the action on NBC, Peacock and Golf Channel.
- Thursday, March 9: 12-6 p.m. ET, Golf Channel/Peacock
- Friday, March 10: 12-6 p.m. ET, Golf Channel/Peacock
- Saturday, March 11: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. ET, NBC/Peacock
- Sunday, March 12: 1-6 p.m. ET, NBC/Peacock
In addition to Peacock, coverage can be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
2023 Players Championship tee times
The final round of the tournament is set to begin on Sunday morning at 7:40 a.m. ET.
The schedule of all tee times can be found here.
The leaderboard ahead of the tournament's fourth and final day is as follows:
- 1. Scottie Scheffler, -14
- 2. Min Woo Lee, -12
- 3. Cam Davis, -10
- T-4. Christiaan Bezuidenhout, -9
- T-4. Chad Ramey, -9
- T-4. Aaron Rai, -9
- T-4. Tommy Fleetwood, -9
The action has lived up to the hype, with Hayden Buckley acing the par-3 17th hole on opening day. He became just the 11th player to do so at the Players Championship. Aaron Rai then did the same during the third round.
Tom Hoge set a new course record at TPC Sawgrass by shooting a 10-under 62 on Saturday. He topped the previous mark of 63, which had been accomplished nine times, most recently by Dustin Johnson last year.
In more a lighthearted moment, Jordan Spieth's drive on his final hole of the day on Friday was headed for the water hazard until it struck a fan in the knee and took a lucky bounce onto the fairway.
Is Tiger Woods playing at the 2023 Players Championship?
The biggest name in golf will not be present at the Players Championship this week. Tiger Woods did not enter the tournament, which comes two weeks after he returned to the PGA Tour at the Genesis Invitational.
Woods won the Players Championship in 2001 and 2013. His most recent appearance on the course at TPC Sawgrass came in 2019, when he finished in a tie for 30th at 6-under.
It is increasingly likely that his next event will be the 2023 Masters, which is set for April 6-9.
Is Jon Rahm playing at the 2023 Players Championship?
Jon Rahm played Round 1 of the tournament before withdrawing due to a stomach illness.
With Rahm's withdrawal after shooting 71 in the opening round on Thursday, the No. 1 spot in the World Golf Ranking is up for grabs.
How much does the winner of the Players Championship make?
The winner will earn $4.5 million of the $25 million purse, the largest purse of any PGA Tour event this season.