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Reigning FedExCup champion Justin Rose and defending THE PLAYERS champion Webb Simpson top the marquee as the PGA TOUR’s flagship event moves back into its original March slot, ready to take on a TPC Sawgrass likely to show a different side than entrants have become used to seeing in recent years.

The Players Championship 2019 live Stream Online

Dustin Johnson returns after a two-week layoff after winning the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, among dozens of pros getting their first look at TPC Sawgrass in March. No such concerns for two-time winner Tiger Woods, though neck woes that led him to miss the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard could be.

FIELD NOTES: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner Phil Mickelson is in line for his 26th start at TPC Sawgrass, moving the Hall of Famer into a tie for No. 6 on the all-time list. Jay Haas and Davis Love III share the record for most starts with 29. … Vijay Singh, 56, who made a run at eclipsing Sam Snead as the TOUR’s oldest winner before placing sixth at The Honda Classic, is in as winner of the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. … Cameron Champ, who won in Mississippi last fall, and rising European Tour stars Matt Wallace and Eddie Pepperell are among this year’s rookie class at THE PLAYERS. … One additional berth is available for the winner of this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, if not already qualified.

THE PLAYERS returns to its March roots, where it was held for its first 33 editions. That means a different look, with rye overseed providing more defined fairways and rough lines, and potentially more fickle weather than was seen in May. … Johnson, who pulled away to a five-shot romp in Mexico, hopes to sustain the momentum at a venue where his best finish was 12th two years ago. … Woods’ status bears monitoring after taking himself out of the Bay Hill lineup. After tweaking his neck in Mexico, he said treatment back home had yet to produce the desired result. … A similar watch goes out for Jason Day, who withdrew after six holes at Bay Hill with back problems. … THE PLAYERS continues to wait for its first back-to-back winner. The closest anyone has come is Woods, who lost a duel with Hal Sutton in 2000 and won it in 2001. … Simpson was the third winner in the past five editions to close out a 54-hole lead, joining Jason Day (2016) and Martin Kaymer (2014). Before that, seven straight winners came from off the pace. … A total of 54 balls hit water last year at No. 17, slightly above the average for the tournament’s 12 years in May (47.8). The record is 93, back in the inaugural May edition in 2007.

TPC Sawgrass (Stadium), 7,189 yards, par 72. Once 415 acres of wooded wetlands bought for $1 by then-commissioner Deane Beman, the Pete Dye design has thrived as a complete test that plays no favorites. Dye took pains to ensure no two consecutive holes play in the same direction, doglegs were carved out in both directions and both short and long holes are offered at every par. A recent tweak is a drivable par-4 at No. 12, where both fairway and green slope toward a water hazard on the left. No hole gets more attention, though, than its shortest – the 137-yard 17th over water to a green connected to land only by narrow rear pathway.

For those visiting Florida’s First Coast, must-play courses include TPC Sawgrass (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.), Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort (Amelia Island, Fla.) and World Golf Village (St. Augustine, Fla.). Book your reservations via TeeOff.com.

TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 2-7 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (NBC). DIRECTV subscribers also will have access to bonus coverage of featured groups, dedicated coverage at No.17 and a ShotLink channel.

PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (featured groups), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (featured holes). Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (featured groups), noon-7 p.m. (featured holes). Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (featured groups), noon-7 p.m. (featured holes).

RADIO: Thursday-Friday, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, 1-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com).

The new PLAYERS Championship trophy for 2019 was made by Tiffany and Company with the ethos of celebrating the past champions of the event and the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.

Can you hear the shouts on TPC Sawgrass’ infamous 17th hole? It’s time for THE PLAYERS! Golf Channel and NBC Sports will dedicate nearly 90 hours of live programming surrounding the PGA TOUR’s marquee event of the season, THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. One of the year’s strongest fields, including; Bryson deChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth and two-time PLAYERS Champion Tiger Woods will compete for one of the year’s biggest purses and a brand new trophy. Golf Channel and NBC’s live coverage of The PLAYERS will be complemented by comprehensive news, analysis and features across Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS and Morning Drive starting Monday, March 11.

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THE PLAYERS TV Schedule 2019 (all times Eastern):

Monday, March 11
Morning Drive: 7-9AM
School of Golf: On-Course at THE PLAYERS: 6-7PM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 7-9PM

Tuesday, March 12
Morning Drive: 7-9AM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 9AM-5PM / 7-9PM

Wednesday, March 13
Morning Drive: 7 – 9AM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 9AM – 1:30PM
On The Range: THE PLAYERS: 1:30 – 2:30PM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 2:30 – 5PM / 7 – 9PM

Thursday, March 14
Morning Drive: 7 – 9AM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 9AM – 1PM
THE PLAYERS Championship (Round 1): 1 – 7PM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 7 – 9PM

Friday, March 15
Morning Drive: 7 – 9AM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 9AM – 1PM
THE PLAYERS Championship (Round 2): 1 – 7PM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 7 – 9PM

Saturday, March 16
Morning Drive: 7 – 9AM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 9AM – 2PM
THE PLAYERS Championship (Round 3): 2 – 7PM (NBC)
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 7 – 9:30PM

Sunday, March 17
Morning Drive: 7 – 9AM
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 9AM – 1PM
THE PLAYERS Championship (Final Round): 1 – 6PM (NBC)
Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS: 6 – 8PM

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