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It’s almost time for The Players Championship. This PGA Tour event, which runs from March 8-13, is one of the biggest events of the year for golf fans. Here’s why you should be getting excited about it.

It Has the Biggest Purse in Golf

This year, The Players Championship purse is up to $20 million. That’s $7.5 million more than the U.S. Open purse, the biggest of the four majors. There’s nothing like watching a tournament with a big win like that – especially a non-major event that exceeds the majors’ payouts. It makes the game all the more dramatic.

The Players Has the Best Course

This championship is all about giving fans a great view. The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass was specifically designed to create the best spectator experience possible. It’s also one of the most difficult courses in the world, designed that way to increase the atmosphere of competition and drama. Plus, it’s simply beautiful to look at.

This Tournament Features the Most Famous Hole in Golf

Most golfers and golf fans know of the “Island Green on 17” – the most famous hole in golf. It is one spectators look forward to, and golfers fear, for this is the hardest hole on one of the most challenging courses in the world. Over 100,000 balls are fished out from the surrounding water each year, which gives you an idea of how hard it is even for seasoned golfers to make this shot. You can bet this hole will bring lots of drama to the 2022 tournament.

You’ll See the World’s Best Golfers

Last year, Justin Thomas wowed fans with a nearly perfect, record-breaking performance, solidifying his place among the best golfers in the world. Fans have watched greats like Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Tiger Woods make names for themselves at this tournament. Part of the excitement of this event is knowing you’re about to see history made.

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