“The way the golf course plays sort Players Championship 2020 Live Stream of makes everyone play a similar way,” McIlroy said. “There are some holes I can take advantage of with my length but not all of them. One of the reasons I didn’t like it when I first came here was I couldn’t play the way I wanted to play. I wanted to be aggressive and hit driver, but I learned after three missed cuts you can’t do that. I have to play by the course’s rules a little bit more.

“It evens the field out a little bit, which is part of the reason why no one’s come back and defended. Obviously I’ll try to change that this year.”

While McIlroy and the other 143 golfers will try to conquer the course over four days in March, event organizers will welcome approximately 200,000 fans to TPC Sawgrass beginning with Military Appreciation Day on Tuesday, March 10 through the final putt on No. 18 on Sunday, March 15.

Hospitality and experiential offerings are as strong as the field, ranging from the ultra-VIP, all-inclusive Players Club to Tacos on 12, Dye’s Pavilion, The Oasis, Food Court, and Wine & Dine on 9. “The tournament has definitely grown on me over the years,” said McIlroy, the 2019 Players Championship winner. “It separates itself from a regular playerschampionship2020.live Tour stop for sure.”Played on the Stadium Course since 1982, The Players Championship boasts the strongest field in golf with 144 players who qualified based on Tour victories the prior season, major wins from the prior 3-5 years, FedEx Cup points standing and other distinctions. There is no pro-am, there are no amateurs in the field. The event also features the highest purse on Tour at a cool $15 million; up from $12.5 million in 2019.

The Stadium Course itself, featuring the famous par-3 No. 17 Island Green, doesn’t cater to a specific style of play, so winners range from Tiger Woods to Fred Funk, Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler and McIlroy. No golfer has been able to defend his title at this course, designed by the legendary Pete Dye, who passed away on January 9, 2020.“The way the golf course plays sort of makes everyone play a.