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5 Facts About the Players Championship

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The Players Championship is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour.

The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America.

Rory McIlroy highlights | Round 4 | THE PLAYERS 2019 by PGA TOUR

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Originally known as the Tournament Players Championship, it began in 1974.

Rory McIlroy's winning highlights from THE PLAYERS 2019 by PGA TOUR

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The Players Championship currently offers the highest prize fund of any tournament in golf, overtaking the U.S. Open which offers a $12 million purse.

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The field usually includes the top 50 players in the world rankings, but unlike the major championships and World Golf Championships events staged in the United States, it is not an official event on the European Tour.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading men's professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Senior Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour.

The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours.

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The Players has often been considered the unofficial "fifth major" due to its prestige, its host course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and its large purse.

Ponte Vedra Beach is an unincorporated seaside community in St. Johns County, Florida, United States.

Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.

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