NAVIGATING THE PLAYERS

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Tickets for THE PLAYERS 2019 are on sale at THEPLAYERS.com, as well as at 57 Publix stores throughout Northeast Florida and the surrounding areas, including two locations in Georgia.

Passes are $25 for Tuesday and Wednesday; $60 for Thursday; and $70 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fans can also purchase a weekly Stadium Pass for $240, which includes admission Tuesday through Sunday. Stadium Pass prices are exclusive of sales tax and do not include parking.

 

Families

Taking the kids to THE PLAYERS? You’re in luck: Youth 18 and younger are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult, and there is no limit to the number of youth fans admitted with that ticketed adult. That means youth sports coaches, for example, can bring the whole team with one paying adult.

What’s more, the “Family Plan” offers additional savings. Families get two adult Stadium Passes, unlimited youth admission at the entrances and two $10 concession vouchers. The Family Plan is $120 for Thursday and $140 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (taxes not included).  Parking passes are additional, but remember that any car with four or more passengers parks for free under THE PLAYERS “Four for Free” policy (download vouchers at theplayersparking.clickandpark.com).

The Family Plan is offered at 30 participating Daily’s convenience stores and at
THEPLAYERS.com. 

 

Military/Veterans

THE PLAYERS provides all career military — including active duty, Reserve, military retirees and dependents — with complimentary admission to the tournament throughout the week, while non-career veterans receive discounted admission. Career military, veterans and their dependents also receive access to the Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost — a hospitality tent reserved exclusively for the military that offers complimentary food, beverages and activities. Located near the tee at No. 16, the Patriots’ Outpost is financially supported by United Rentals, THE PLAYERS volunteer leadership, the Red Coats and Jacksonville-area companies and individuals. 

To receive a voucher for complimentary or discounted admission, visit THEPLAYERS.com and click on the military link.   

Parking is not included in the complimentary or discounted ticket price. Parking passes may be purchased at THEPLAYERS.com/parking.

PArking & Transportation

On Tuesday and Wednesday, as in previous years, fans can still park for FREE in the general parking lot and no parking pass is required. Thursday to Sunday, however, fans are required to purchase parking in advance ($35 on Thursday for general parking; and $40 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday per day in general parking). Parking passes can be purchased at THEPLAYERS.com/parking. Volunteers will not sell parking passes in the lot.  Parking will not be sold at Publix or Will Call.

 

Four for Free

Fans with four or more guests in a vehicle can park for FREE Thursday through Sunday with the “Four for Free” parking voucher. Fans can go online to THEPLAYERS.com/parking (click on the “Tickets” tab) to download the voucher, which allows free parking in the general lot off of CR210. A new voucher must be downloaded and printed for each day (or saved on an electronic device); there is no limit to the number of days guests can park for free, but there is a limited number of vouchers per day.

 

Uber to THE PLAYERS

Uber, the preferred ride sharing partner of THE PLAYERS, will drop off AND pick up at the Couples Entry. New in 2019, THE PLAYERS has a designated rideshare pickup, and drop-off, location located steps from the Couples Entrance off of ATP Boulevard. Rideshare vehicles will be staged outside the Couples Entry, making this one of the easiest modes of transportation for spectators. As an added incentive, fans who purchase an Uber will receive a coupon code in their end of ride email from Uber for $20 toward the purchase of PUMA product in the PGA TOUR Fan Shop in THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience. Valid same day, while supplies last.

 

Shuttles from downtown

Shuttles are available from downtown-area hotels to TPC Sawgrass for THE PLAYERS, Thursday through Sunday of tournament week. Shuttles from Hogan Street by the Omni Hotel, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Lexington Hotel will be available to hotel guests and for residents to "park and ride," providing a convenient and cost-effective way for fans to get to and from the tournament. Shuttle passes are $20 plus applicable fees and must be purchased in advance at THEPLAYERS.com/shuttle. Shuttles will operate Thursday through Sunday. 

 

Pedal to THE PLAYERS

THE PLAYERS offers complimentary bike parking during the tournament, from 7:30 a.m. until end of play. Spectators can ride their bikes to Gate B located inside the TPC Sawgrass Gates off of PGA TOUR Boulevard in the back of lot 5. Bike racks are available free of charge for spectators.

Golf Cart Parking

THE PLAYERS offers complimentary Golf Cart parking services Tuesday through Sunday at Gate B located inside the TPC Sawgrass Gates off of PGA TOUR Boulevard in the back of lot 5. Golf cart parking is free of charge for spectators.

 

Continued cooperation

with area officials

THE PLAYERS has teamed up with The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to encourage fans traveling to and from the tournament to use FDOT’s 511 Traveler Information System for info on crashes, congestion, construction and more. FDOT provides up-to-date information on traffic conditions throughout the Jacksonville area, including I-95, I-295 and I-10. Motorists in the area can get information by calling 511 toll free, visiting FL511.com, downloading the free
Florida 511 mobile app on Android and Apple devices or following @FL511_northeast, @FL511_I95 or @FL511_I10 on Twitter. Individuals can also sign up for route-specific text, phone or email alerts via the FL511.com website.

Disabled guest services

THE PLAYERS Disabled Guest Services program provides shuttles during the tournament. There will be 14 shuttles on course. 

A van shuttle, which is wheelchair accessible, is available to and from Accessible Parking in the General Parking Lot and Shuttle Row, adjacent to Davis Love III Entry for spectators wishing to access the Practice Area, Clubhouse or No. 1 Tee.

Carts will run from the time entries open each tournament day until 30 minutes after play.

Cart Shuttles will only pick up and drop off from designated locations below and will not stray from the official route under any circumstances.

1. Behind 16 green by Couples Entry and The Courtyard

2. Behind 17 tee by the Food Court

3. Players’ left of 9 fairway by Wine & Dine on 9

4. Players’ left of 9 green by Greenside Lounge and Past Chairman

5. Clubhouse area behind 3 tee

6. Players’ right of 16 tee in front of Patriot’s Outpost

7. Players’ right of 15 fairway at Taste of JAX

If disabled guests need assistance from a location without shuttle access, they should contact any tournament official with a radio.

 

What to do at THE PLAYERS

” tab at THEPLAYERS.COM or download the PGA TOUR App.

THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience

THE PLAYERS has upgraded the main entryway experience for fans as they arrive through the Nicklaus Entry from general parking.  Upon entry into the 2019 tournament, spectators entering through the general parking lot will walk through a bridged pathway through the woodlands into THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience. THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience includes the following:

 

The PGA TOUR Fan Shop

THE PGA TOUR Fan Shop at THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience is a great place to gear up for THE PLAYERS, featuring 2019-specific items that won’t last long once the crowds arrive. Improved in 2019, the PGA TOUR Fan Shop has been redesigned and expanded to over 25,000 square feet and includes new product lines and exclusive gear, including specialty T-shirts and custom logoed headwear for THE PLAYERS 2019. 

Stadium Village

This air-conditioned public fan zone features a centrally located bar, open-table seating and luxury restrooms. Stadium Village also includes interactive fan experiences including the Bridgestone Performance Center, the Lexus display, the GEICO display and more.

 

17th Hole Challenge presented by Optum,

Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton

This is a replica of the famed 17th hole where fans can take two free shots at the Island Green or purchase an additional chance for a $5 donation to The First Tee of North Florida. 

 

The Grove

Located in the area behind 17 tee and 16 green, The Grove is an outdoor, newly turfed area that is open to the public. The area includes space for gathering, pavers, table seating and a walkway from the Nicklaus Entry that will lead fans directly to the location. The Grove will include a large video board showcasing the Golf Channel and NBC broadcast so fans won’t miss any tournament action while they’re taking a break. The Grove will also feature a social media board covering THE PLAYERS Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. The area is also in close proximity to the large permanent restrooms located behind 16 green and 17 tee.

 

The Kids Zone presented by The First Tee

The Kids Zone is an interactive destination for kids and families attending THE PLAYERS Championship. It features a par-3 Mini-Golf Challenge, a golf simulator, digital photo booth, The First Tee Target Wall and parent recharge stations with a live feed of the tournament. This is not a daycare area, as parents are required to stay with their children, but it allows parents the ability to take a break and relax in the shade while the kids have fun.

 

The Bier Garden presented by Hoptinger

THE PLAYERS will feature the Bier Garden presented by Hoptinger adjacent to the Couples Entry. Spectators will have a variety of craft beers on tap to choose from.

 

The Family Care Suite presented by Baptist Health

As part of Baptist’s program as the onsite provider of medical services, the Family Care Suite will extend their services to attendees of THE PLAYERS with the venue serving as a comfort station for mothers and fathers to care for their babies and have a private, comfortable venue as needed during tournament week.

 

Palm Valley Village

Palm Valley Village is adjacent to the Greenside Lounge and is open to everyone with a Stadium Pass. This fan area will provide fans with a comfortable area near the 9th green, 18th green and practice area featuring food, available for purchase, from Publix and bibigo. Publix will be serving its signature sub of THE PLAYERS.

 

Food policy

THE PLAYERS allows fans to bring in their own food in a 1-gallon clear, plastic bag, where food items are also wrapped in clear wrap. Fans can refill up their empty water bottles at the filtered water stations. This policy does not allow fans to bring in outside water bottles and/or beverages.

Below are some of the dining options/venues available at THE PLAYERS.

 

THE PLAYERS Club

THE PLAYERS Club is a private hospitality and hosting experience with private space onsite in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, as well as on 17 tee and 18 green. THE PLAYERS Club tickets cost $6,000 per person and are purchased on a weekly ticket basis — each weekly ticket consisting of individually issued tickets by tournament day and including a ticket Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets can be transferred each day to another individual. Visit theplayers.com/theplayersclub for more information.

 

Captain’s Club

New in 2019, the Captain’s Club is available to spectators Thursday to Sunday at THE PLAYERS. The Captain’s Club is a premium club space with views of the 16th and 18th holes at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. This hospitality venue is the only daily upgraded ticket available. It features seating, a full-service bar and will include a premium viewing experience to watch the tournament. Beer, wine and soda are included in the cost of the ticket. Tickets are $225 per day for Thursday and Sunday and $250 per day for Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at THEPLAYERS.com/tickets. 

 

The Fan Bleacher presented by ULTRA

This is a public bleacher located behind 8 green with concessions available for purchase.

 

Dining

 

Taste of JAX

Located behind 11 green and 12 tee, this public venue offers flavors from local, favorite restaurants, a GREY GOOSE open-air bar, permanent restrooms and video boards to keep up with the tournament. Taste of JAX restaurants include Brucci’s Pizza, Mojo Kitchen, Zoe’s Kitchen and Cousins Maine Lobster.

 

Wine & Dine on 9

Fans can enjoy gourmet small plates prepared by Matthew
Medure, one of Northeast Florida’s most renowned chefs, in a garden setting. Wine & Dine on 9 also features premium varietals from Kendall-Jackson. Located left of 9 fairway, there is a videoboard and permanent restrooms next to Wine & Dine on 9. 

 

Food Court

Located in THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience at the Nicklaus Entry, restaurants featured in the Food Court include Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q, Daily’s Grab-n-Go, Firehouse Subs, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, M Shack and Tropical Smoothie Café.

 

Trucks on 10

Located between 10 fairway, 11 fairway and 15 green, this public venue offers flavors from local, favorite food trucks, an upgraded restroom and an open-air, centrally located Michelob ULTRA Mobile bar. Trucks on 10 will offer seating for fans and include food from local trucks, including Cely's Filipino Food, Delish Kabob’s, Mama’s Food and Pele’s Wood Fire, among
others.

 

Tacos on 12

Located between 11 tee, 12 green and 13 tee, TacoLu will be serving food and beverages. This public venue includes seating and shaded areas.

Sawgrass Square

Located at the Davis Love III Entry, Mini Bar will be serving up its signature mini donuts alongside 4 Rivers Smokehouse, a local barbecue favorite.

 

The Benefactor featuring The ULTRA Club

and Oakley Lounge

The Benefactor featuring The ULTRA Club and Oakley Lounge is situated behind the tee box of the 17th hole at
THE PLAYERS Stadium Course and has sold out since 2012. This 14,500 square-foot, climate-controlled venue has a
4,500 square-foot patio and allows spectators access to The Benefactor, The Turn and Tournament Grounds. There is upscale food and premium bar available for purchase and private restroom facilities. 

Located behind the 17th tee at The Benefactor, the ULTRA Club will feature a climate-controlled interior with food and beverages for purchase, including Michelob ULTRA, the official beer sponsor of the PGA TOUR.

On the second floor of The Benefactor, fans can enjoy views of No. 17 from the Oakley Lounge in all-new Oakley sunglasses.

 

The Turn

The interior of the Turn features a GREY GOOSE 19th Hole lounge with GREY GOOSE signature drinks, including the TPC Sawgrass Splash, and soft seating. Flat-screen televisions surround the interior lounge providing coverage of six-plus broadcasts at a time. The back wall provides a view of No. 9 green, and the front provides outdoor seating and spectator views of 18 fairway and green. 

 

The Oasis

Open to the public (must be 21+), The Oasis features signature cocktails made with GREY GOOSE Vodka, the official spirit of the PGA TOUR. Located between 9 and 18 tee boxes, The Oasis debuted in 2012 to expand on what had been a popular concession area in the past. The area features an air-conditioned venue, where signature cocktails and food and drink are available for purchase. The Oasis boasts a rear deck for prime views of No. 9 tee. 

 

The Patio

A fan favorite since it debuted in 2011, The Patio offers a shaded fan zone that includes food from V Pizza, open-air seating and a videoboard to keep up with the tournament. The Patio also features permanent restroom facilities and a Michelob ULTRA Bar. The Patio is located between 10 tee and 18 green/16 tee.

 

Fan Bleachers presented by Mayo Clinic

The Fan Bleachers presented by Mayo Clinic provide shaded viewing and covered decks for fans at two locations: 16 tee, with views of 10, as well as behind 17 green. Concessions are available at each location.

 

Admission Times

 

Monday, March 11

• Practice Day for professionals

  (Course closed to the public)

 

Tuesday, March 12

• Entries open at 7:30 a.m.

• Practice Day for professionals

 

Wednesday, March 13

• Entries open at 7:30 a.m.

• Practice Day for professionals

 

Thursday, March 14

• Entries open at 7 a.m.

• First round of competition

  begins at approximately     

  7:35 a.m. (threesomes off

  of No. 1 and No.10)

 

Friday, March 15

• Entries open at 7 a.m.

• Second round of competition

   begins at approximately   

   7:35 a.m. (threesomes off

   of No.1 and No.10)

 

Saturday, March 16

• Entries open at 7:30 a.m.

• Third round of competition

   begins at approximately

   8:30 a.m., depending

   on the size of the cut    

   (twosomes off No.1)

 

Championship

 

Sunday, March 17

• Entries open at 7:30 a.m.

• Final round of competition

  begins at approximately

  7:45 a.m., depending

  on the size of the cut

  (twosomes off No.1)

 

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