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GOLF: The Players Championship 2019 Tickets Now Available

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. – The 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season ends next week with the TOUR Championship, the final event of the FedExCup Playoffs. That puts THE PLAYERS Championship right around the corner and, starting today, tickets are now available for THE PLAYERS 2019, which returns to TPC Sawgrass from March 12-17, 2019.

The 2019 tournament will continue the tradition of hosting the strongest field in golf. Of the 144-man field, 125 players have already qualified via the top-125 from the 2017-18 regular season FedExCup standings, with names like Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau atop the list as they compete for the coveted FedExCup trophy and the $10 million that comes with it.

Among those who finished in the top-125 in the standings was Tiger Woods, who earned a spot in the 2018 field at THE PLAYERS due to the five-year exemption that exists for past champions of the event. Thanks to strong play in his final events of the regular season—which included three top-6 finishes in his final four events—Woods entered the Playoffs at No. 20 in the standings, thus making him eligible to play in 2019. He enters the TOUR Championship at No. 20 in the standings as he looks to become the only three-time winner of the FedExCup in its 12-year history.

THE PLAYERS will continue to provide all career military (active duty, Reserve, military retirees and dependents) with complimentary admission to the tournament all week and discounted admission for veterans.

Hospitality venue tickets are also available for purchase including The Benefactor, The Turn, THE PLAYERS Club and many more. Information about hospitality venues at THE PLAYERS can be found at THEPLAYERS.com/hospitality.html or by emailing joshmendelson@pgatourhq.com.

Also announced today, THE PLAYERS’ Chip in for Youth ticket program has launched. Through the program, any local youth-related charitable organizations or schools have the opportunity to promote the sale of a discounted, $55 Good-Any-One-Day ticket to THE PLAYERS 2019 (competition round tickets regularly start at $60). For each ticket sold, $30 will be directly donated back to the organization. The remaining net proceeds, after fees, will be donated to The First Tee, a nonprofit golf organization focused on teaching life skills through the game of golf.

“It has been amazing to see how much this program has grown since it first launched in 2011,” said Jared Rice, Executive Director of THE PLAYERS Championship. “In 2018, 222 organizations participated in the program, generating $575,450 for local charities—a 628% increase in money generated since inception. On behalf of THE PLAYERS team, it is an honor to have this tournament serve as a platform to help local organizations raise funds and positively impact lives in Northeast Florida and beyond.”

THE PLAYERS created a bonus pool for the organizations that sell the most tickets, with a $10,000 bonus for first place and $5,000 for second-place. To participate, youth-related organizations can register at http://www.chipinforyouth.com/. This year’s program runs through March 1, 2019.
Parking is not included with ticket purchases Thursday through Sunday. All parking on Tuesday and Wednesday is free. Parking will be available for purchase later in the year. Visit THEPLAYERS.com/park for more information.

Volunteering at THE PLAYERS is a unique avenue for not only golf fans, but also for those looking to support an event that gives millions of dollars back to the community and to become part of the team that works tirelessly to make the tournament a showcase of excellence. Volunteer registration begins November 5, 2018. Those who wish to apply to be a volunteer at THE PLAYERS this year or who want more information can visit THEPLAYERSvolunteers.com.

More information about THE PLAYERS is available at THEPLAYERS.com.

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