PGA TOUR

What: The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel Thursday and Friday, Ch. 11 Saturday and Sunday).

Course: TPC Sawgrass, The Players Stadium Course (7,215 yards, par 72).

Purse: $10 million (winner's share $1.8 million).

Defending champion: Martin Kaymer.

LPGA TOUR

Next event: Kingsmill Championship, May 14-17, Kingsmill Resort, River Course, Williamsburg, Va.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Next event: Regions Tradition, May 14-17, Shoal Creek, Birmingham, Ala.

Notes

PGA Tour: Tiger Woods is making his first start since tying for 17th in the Masters. He won The Players in 2001 and 2013. ... Rory McIlroy will play the first two rounds with Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Jason Day. Woods is playing alongside Martin Kaymer and Adam Scott. ... Greg Norman set the tournament record in 1994 at 24-under 264. He shot 63-67-67-67. ... Jack Nicklaus is the only three-time champion, winning in 1974 at Atlanta Country Club, 1976 at Inverrary and 1978 at Sawgrass Country Club.

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