Sawgrass stat pack

Some key stats and a form guide for this week's Players Championship at Sawgrass in Florida

Last Updated: 06/05/13 9:30am

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A view from above, showing the famous 17th hole

A view from above, showing the famous 17th hole

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The elite of world golf return to Florida to compete in The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

This week's instalment in Ponte Vedra Beach will be the 40th in tournament history, dating back to 1974 when Jack Nicklaus won the inaugural event at Atlanta Country Club.

All but eight Players Championships have been held over Pete Dye's famous creation which opened in 1980 and first staged 'the fifth Major' two years later.

The course underwent a facelift ahead of the 2007 event when it moved from its original March date to early May.

TPC Sawgrass has some of the smaller greens on the PGA Tour schedule.

SELECTED PLAYERS with GOOD to REASONABLE FORM at TPC SAWGRASS

Last Eight Years

Player: '05 / '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11 / '12

Robert Allenby: MC / 38 / MC / 42 / 14 / 2 / 50 / 61
Aaron Baddeley: 78 / MC / 37 / 32 / 9 / MC / 6 / MC
Jonathan Byrd: 32 / MC / 16 / 32 / 37 / MC / 41 / 12
KJ Choi: MC / 16 / 23 / MC / MC* / 34 / Won / MC
Stewart Cink: 32 / MC / 3 / 21 / MC* / MC / 19 / 64
Tim Clark: MC / MC / 68 / MC / 9 / Won / Wd / 25
Ben Crane: - / 36 / - / 6 / 5 / 4 / 45 / MC
Brian Davis: - / 20 / MC / MC / 5 / MC / 26 / 25
Luke Donald: 2 / MC / 16 / 27 / 37 / 26 / 4 / 6
Ernie Els: 17 / 8 / 37 / 6 / 45 / MC / MC / MC
Jim Furyk: MC / 3 / 28 / 27 / 5 / 47 / MC / 25
Sergio Garcia: 32 / 14 / 2 / Won / 22 / 47 / 12 / 56
Retief Goosen: 12 / 2 / 28 / 51 / 22 / - / 61 / MC
Peter Hanson: - / - / - / - / - / - / 19 / 15
Freddie Jacobson: MC / 22 / MC / 32 / 49 / 10 / 64 / MC
Zach Johnson: 8 / 58 / 16 / MC / 32 / 22 / 12 / 2
Martin Kaymer: - / - / - / - / 55 / 34 / 19 / 15
Matt Kuchar: - / - / - / MC / 14 / 13 / 54 / Won
Davis Love: 8 / MC / 75 / 54 / MC / 4 / 12 / MC
Hunter Mahan: 40 / - / MC / Wd / MC* / 17 / 6 / MC
Phil Mickelson: 40 / 14 / Won / 21 / 55 / 17 / 33 / 25
Geoff Ogilvy: MC / MC / 37 / MC / 22 / MC / Wd / 12
Sean O'Hair: - / 58 / 11 / MC / MC / 22 / 19 / MC
Pat Perez: 32 / 3 / MC / 42 / 68 / MC / MC / 25
Carl Pettersson: MC / 8 / 28 / 51 / Wd / - / 33 / 10
Ian Poulter: MC / 27 / 28 / 21 / 2 / MC / 57 / 25
John Rollins: MC / 8 / 58 / MC / 37 / 13 / MC / 25
Adam Scott: 8 / 53 / 6 / 54 / MC / 26 / MC / 15
Vijay Singh: 12 / 8 / 44 / MC / 9 / MC / MC / MC
Henrik Stenson: - / 3 / 23 / 10 / Won / MC / MC / 15
Steve Stricker: - / - / 52 / MC / 22 / - / 12 / MC
Chris Stroud: - / - / - / - / - / 10 / 12 / MC
David Toms: 68 / MC / 64 / 32 / 9 / MC / 2 / 10
Bo Van Pelt: MC / 8 / MC / MC / MC / 4 / MC / 7
Nick Watney: - / - / MC / 63 / MC / 17 / 4 / 56
Tiger Woods: 53 / 22 / 37 / - / 8 / Wd / Wd / 40

Note: MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

SELECTED PLAYERS with POOR to MEDICORE FORM at TPC SAWGRASS

Last Eight Years

(No Top-30 Finishes from three or more starts since 2005)

Player: '05 / '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11 / '12

Ricky Barnes: - / - / - / - / - / MC / MC / 46
Greg Chalmers: - / - / - / - / - / 34 / 41 / MC
Ken Duke: - / - / 37 / 54 / MC / - / - / MC
Robert Garrigus: - / - / MC / MC / - / - / 73 / MC
Padraig Harrington: 63 / MC / 52 / MC / 49 / MC / MC / MC
JJ Henry: MC / 45 / MC / 42 / MC / 58 / MC / 40
Charles Howell: MC / 53 / 79 / MC / MC / MC / MC / MC
Trevor Immelman: - / - / MC / - / MC / MC / 33 / 56
Dustin Johnson: - / - / - / MC / MC* / 34 / 57 / -
Marc Leishman: - / - / - / - / - / MC / MC / 45
Justin Leonard: MC / MC / MC / MC / 32 / 52 / 57 / 70
Jeff Maggert: 46 / 45 / MC / Wd / - / - / - / 35
Rory McIlroy: - / - / - / - / MC / MC / - / MC
George McNeill: - / - / - / MC / MC / 58 / - / 64
Bryce Molder: - / - / - / - / - / MC / 33 / 40
Ryan Palmer: MC / MC / 75 / - / MC / MC / MC / MC
Webb Simpson: - / - / - / - / MC / MC / 69 / MC
Johnson Wagner: - / - / - / 54 / 60 / - / MC / 35
Bubba Watson: - / - / MC / MC / 37 / MC / 45 / -
Mark Wilson: - / - / MC / 42 / 55 / MC / MC / MC
Yong-Eun Yang: - / - / - / - / MC / 34 / MC / MC

TOP-10 Finishers at TPC SAWGRASS in 2012 (Not Listed Above)

Ben Curtis: (T-2nd)
Rickie Fowler: (T-2nd)
Martin Laird: (T-2nd)

LOWEST 20 STROKE AVERAGES at TPC SAWGRASS

(Last Four Years - 2009/12)

Average (Rounds)

70.21: David Toms (14)
70.38: Tim Clark (13)
70.38: Zach Johnson (16)
70.50: Luke Donald (16)
70.50: Peter Hanson (8)
70.50: Matt Kuchar (16)
70.60: Chris Stroud (10)
70.64: Ben Crane (14)
70.67: Bo Van Pelt (12)
70.75: Davis Love (12)
70.86: Brian Davis (14)
70.89: Carl Pettersson (9)
71.00: Francesco Molinari (8)
71.00: Lee Westwood (8)
71.06: Robert Allenby (16)
71.09: Tiger Woods (11)
71.13: Rickie Fowler (8)
71.14: Nick Watney (14)
71.21: Ian Poulter (14)
71.25: Jason Day (8)
71.25: Lucas Glover (12)
71.25: Martin Kaymer (16)
71.25: Phil Mickelson (16)

Min. No. of Rounds = 8

MOST TOP-10 Finishes in FLORIDA

(Since Jan 1st 2008)

Total

9: Justin Rose
9: Tiger Woods
8: Luke Donald
6: Jim Furyk
6: Graeme McDowell
5: Ernie Els
5: Steve Stricker

Note: Does not include tournaments staged at TPC Sawgrass

LOWEST ROUNDS at TPC SAWGRASS SINCE 2000

64: Phil Mickelson (2002)
64: Davis Love (2003)
64: Craig Parry (2004)
64: Steve Jones (2005)
64: Jeff Quinney (2007)
64: Nick Watney (2011)
65: 26 times

Note: The lowest all-time score at TPC Sawgrass is 63, carded by Fred Couples (1992) and Greg Norman (1994)

TPC Sawgrass: Par 72; 7,215 yards

Winning Totals (Last Three Years):

2012: 275 (Matt Kuchar)
2011: 275 (KJ Choi)
2010: 272 (Tim Clark)

Final Round Challenge

Only two of the last 12 champions (Adam Scott & Stephen Ames) at TPC Sawgrass have led the tournament going into the final round.

Champion (Position Thru 54 Holes)

2001: Tiger Woods (2nd)
2002: Craig Perks (2nd)
2003: Davis Love (3rd)
2004: Adam Scott (1st)
2005: Fred Funk (5th)
2006: Stephen Ames (1st)
2007: Phil Mickelson (2nd)
2008: Sergio Garcia (3rd)
2009: Henrik Stenson (2nd)
2010: Tim Clark (6th)
2011: KJ Choi (2nd)
2012: Matt Kuchar (2nd)

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