The Players, The Hype, The Championship

As it was my first Masters this year now it falls to my first Players Championship. Of course I have seen the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass and I have undoubtedly heard that this is NOT a major. Actually there was a great post by The SandTrap about how it’s not going to a major anytime soon. A course designed for the spectator not the golfer is an interesting concept. The fact that spectators enjoy watching tour players struggle (let’s be honest how many of you watch the Kevin Na video it’s impossible to avoid). Still a young tournament, started in 1974 at the Atlanta Country Club where Jack Nicklaus won.

So far my speculation for this championship (not tournament) is that it has all the prestige and hype of a major without the title. This year it looks like there will be an outstanding field of players only lacking a few notables (Lee Westwood and Rory Mcllroy). Starting tomorrow here is the TV schedule:

Thursday, May 12, 1-7 p.m. Golf Channel
Friday, May 13, 1-7 p.m. Golf Channel
Saturday, May 14, 2-7 p.m. NBC
Sunday, May 15, 2-7 p.m. NBC

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