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THE PLAYERS will broadcast tournament programming LIVE in 200+ countries and territories in 26 languages. 

The PGA TOUR International media team produces and distributes exclusive content from THE PLAYERS Championship for international partners. These features provide partners with hours of additional content that highlights the history of TPC Sawgrass and the tournament’s many champions. The team will be capturing and producing more international/native language content for the following markets:  

  • China  
  • Korea  
  • Latin America 
  • Japan
  • Spain 
  • UK

International Tournament Winners

THE PLAYERS has 15 international winners, from 11 different countries. Australia leads with four for the most wins from an international country. 

  • 1987 – Sandy Lyle (Scotland) 
  • 1991 – Steve Elkington (Australia) 
  • 1993 – Nick Price (Zimbabwe) 
  • 1994 – Greg Norman (Australia) 
  • 1997 – Steve Elkington (Australia) 
  • 2002 – Craig Perks (New Zealand) 
  • 2004 – Adam Scott (Australia) 
  • 2006 – Stephen Ames (Canada) 
  • 2008 – Sergio Garcia (Spain) 
  • 2009 – Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 
  • 2010 – Tim Clark (South Africa) 
  • 2011 – KJ Choi (South Korea) 
  • 2014 – Martin Kaymer (Germany) 
  • 2013 – Si Woo Kim (South Korea) 
  • 2016 – Jason Day (Australia) 
  • 2019 – Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 
  • 2022 Cam Smith (Australia) 

Milestones

International Tournament Milestones  

  • Sandy Lyle, Scotland, became the first international player to win THE PLAYERS Championship in 1987. Lyle secured the victory by beating out Jeff Sluman on the third hole of a playoff. At the playoff’s second hole, Sluman stood over a 6-foot birdie putt to win, and a spectator jumped into the water surrounding the 17th green. He backed away, then missed. 
  • Steve Elkington is the only international player with multiple victories – 1991 and 1997. 
  • Tim Clark’s first PGA TOUR win was THE PLAYERS Championship in 2010. 
  • In 2011, K.J. Choi became the first Asian born golfer to win THE PLAYERS Championship. He became the victor after the first playoff hole against David Toms.
  • In 2017, Si Woo Kim became the event’s youngest winner at age 21.