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THE PLAYERS 2020: Everything you need to know
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THE PLAYERS 2020: Everything you need to know

THE PLAYERS 2020: Everything you need to know

THE PLAYERS 2020: Everything you need to know

From March 10-15, the world’s top players will travel to Ponte Vedra Beach to square off against the strongest field in golf at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. 

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THE PLAYERS is Northeast Florida’s biggest sporting and social event of the year, and it’s a bucket-list event for fans of all interests – from families and foodies to golf fanatics and social scene seekers. 

There’s something for everyone at THE PLAYERS.

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Here are the top things you need to know before you go!

 

Tickets are mobile-only and day-specific.

NEW in 2020, tickets to THE PLAYERS are mobile-only and day-specific. Follow these steps to purchase. 

  1. Purchase tickets via the PGA TOUR App or at THEPLAYERS.com. 
  2. Open the PGA Tour App 
  3. Click “My Tickets” from the “My TOUR” menu
  4. Login to your account
  5. View and manage your tickets; add the barcode to your smartphone wallet ahead of your arrival 

 

Ticket options:

  • Tuesday – $45, which includes access to The Chainsmokers concert after the Military Appreciation Ceremony at 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday - $25
  • Thursday and Sunday - $65
  • Friday and Saturday - $70
  • For a premium viewing experience, check out the Captain’s Club, with views of the 16th and 18th holes at TPC Sawgrass and beer, wine and soda included. Full bar and food are available for purchase. Tickets are $250 per day for Thursday through Sunday, but Friday and Saturday are already sold out, so hurry and buy Thursday and Sunday tickets now!

  

Parking passes are required every single day and must be purchased online and in advance. 

All on-site parking Tuesday-Sunday requires a parking pass and MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE; there will be no on-site sales. Tuesday and Wednesday parking costs $15 and Thursday through Sunday costs $40. Visit THEPLAYERS.com/parking to purchase.

As in years past, THE PLAYERS will offer fans free parking passes if they carpool with four or more people. These passes are limited and must be downloaded in advance. Note- Friday and Saturday’s “Four or More” passes are already no longer available!

For all you Uber enthusiasts, there will still be a dedicated ride share drop off and pick up area located at the Couples Entry off of ATP Boulevard, just steps away from the 15th hole and THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience. 

 

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 11: A flagstick is seen during a practice round prior to the start of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 11: A flagstick is seen during a practice round prior to the start of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The Chainsmokers are performing on Military Appreciation Day. 

For the first time in THE PLAYERS history, a pop/EDM artist will perform at the Military Appreciation Ceremony and Concert, with Grammy-Award winning artist The Chainsmokers taking the stage on Tuesday, March 10. It all goes down on the world-famous island green 17th hole shortly after 5 pm. 

So “Don’t Let Me Down” and make sure to arrive to the tournament by early afternoon to make the most of your day on-site before the military ceremony starts. Tuesday tickets to THE PLAYERS cost just $45 plus tax and already include access to The Chainsmokers concert. The “Closer” the day gets, the more likely we are to sellout. 

 

Military tickets: Complimentary Admission for Military & Discounted Admission for Veterans

Complimentary admission is provided each day of the tournament to active duty, military retirees, military reserve, National Guard, military spouses and accompanied dependents with valid credentials and identification. 

Veterans are provided an exclusive offer, permitting them to purchase one (1) ticket for themselves and one (1) ticket for a guest at a discounted rate per day ($20/each - Tuesday and Wednesday; $30/each - Thursday through Sunday). 

All military personnel must verify their military status by visiting THEPLAYERS.COM/tickets and clicking “Military Admissions.” Upon verification, a voucher will be issued for each day that must be printed and redeemed on-site at the Love, Nicklaus, and Couples entries. Valid military identification is required.

Military Hospitality: Throughout tournament week, all active duty, Reserve military members, military retirees, veterans and their dependents will have access to the Birdies for the Brave ® Patriots’ Outpost, a hospitality tent reserved exclusively for the military which offers complimentary food, beverages and activities. 

 

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the winner's trophy after winning The PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 17: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the winner's trophy after winning The PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Kids 15 and under get in free. 

THE PLAYERS allows kids 15 and under to attend the tournament FREE OF CHARGE when accompanied by a ticketed adult. And for families looking to save even more money, be sure to purchase the Family Plan ticket package (available only through March 1). 

Here are other good things you need to know when attending THE PLAYERS as a family:

  • New in 2020: THE PLAYERS will allow fans to bring in reusable plastic or metal cups up to 32oz at entries, as long as they are empty. 
  • Bag Policy: Opaque bags measuring 6x6x6 inches and smaller or clear bags 12x6x12 inches and smaller are allowed inside the course grounds.
  • Outside Food: THE PLAYERS allows fans to bring in a 1-gallon clear, plastic bag of food items wrapped in clear wrap. Perfect for PB&J sandwiches 😉
  • Strollers: Strollers, small diaper bags, plastic baby bottles, and other essential baby supplies are permitted. The infant must be with the carrier. Items are subject to search.

 

Opening Weekend: The Fan Shop is open for business on March 7 & 8. 

The PGA TOUR Fan Shop will be open to the public the weekend before the tournament for you to stock up on your PLAYERS merch. New items in 2020 include an exclusive Vineyard Vines t-shirt, North Florida inspired gear (think: JAX, PVB, 904 designs) and so much more. 

Mark your calendars for Saturday March 7, and Sunday March 8, from 10am-4pm, to buy all of your merch before it sells out. No ticket is required, and there will be FREE parking in the general lot off CR 210. 

 

College students can score discounted tickets. 

All part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate students can now pay off their loans earlier, thanks to THE PLAYERS’ ticket offer for college students. 

Undergraduate and postgraduate students with a valid student I.D. can purchase a $55 Daily Stadium Pass (plus applicable taxes), Thursday through Sunday, March 12-15. To purchase a ticket, students should visit THEPLAYERS.com/tickets and then click on “College Student Offer.”

 

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 14: Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain putts on the 17th green during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 14, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 14: Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain putts on the 17th green during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 14, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

There are tons of new food options this year.

THE PLAYERS partners with over 20 local restaurants in order to showcase the diverse flavors and cuisines in Northeast Florida and cater on-site experiences to all types of fans and taste buds. 

New food trucks in 2020 include Valley Smoke (bbq), Pie95 pizza, Cacklacky’s (gourmet ‘hillbilly’ burgers), What’s the Catch (seafood) and Chaunie’s Coffee. 

In addition, ABBQ (Atlantic Beach BBQ) and Bonefish Grill are both coming to THE PLAYERS for the first time and will be in the Palm Valley Village venue near the 9th green. 

Homespun Kitchen, a healthy fast food spot in the popular Beaches Town Center area, is also new to THE PLAYERS and will be dishing up its healthy fast food in the Taste of Jax venue. 

Bold Bean coffee roasters will be pouring in select concession stands on site, and Meiomi Wines is now the official wine of the PGA TOUR and will sponsor a wine lounge behind the 8th green (for ages 21+).

 

Every player. Every hole. Every shot. Live. 

For the first time EVER in golf, every shot by every player will be live-streamed during all four rounds of THE PLAYERS this year. In total, 120 cameras will be placed throughout the Stadium Course to live stream more than 32,000 shots on PGA TOUR LIVE via NBC Sports Gold. This is a revolutionary initiative!

 

Bucket List experiences 

In an effort to make your on-site fan experiences as easy, fun and memorable as possible, THE PLAYERS team created “Bucket Lists” based on different fan interests. Each bucket list details the top things fans need to do while they’re at the tournament. Check them out here in order to make the most of your time at THE PLAYERS: https://www.theplayers.com/plan-your-visit.html

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22 Mar 2002: A general view of the 17th hole as Tiger Woods approaches the green during Friday's second round of the Players Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedre Beach, Florida. Digital Image. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images.
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22 Mar 2002: A general view of the 17th hole as Tiger Woods approaches the green during Friday's second round of the Players Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedre Beach, Florida. Digital Image. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images.

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