The Players Championship past champions
ESPN Golf Online
Tuesday, March 21

The tournament began in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, becoming The Players Championship in 1988 (x-won in playoff; y-weather-shortened).

Past champions
Year Winner Score Course
1999 David Duval 285 (3-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1998 Justin Leonard 278 (10-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1997 Steve Elkington 272 (16-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1996 Fred Couples 270 (18-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1995 Lee Janzen 283 (5-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1994 Greg Norman 264 (24-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1993 Nick Price 270 (18-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1992 Davis Love III 273 (15-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1991 Steve Elkington 276 (12-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1990 Jodie Mudd 278 (10-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1989 Tom Kite 279 (9-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1988 Mark McCumber 273 (15-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1987 x-Sandy Lyle 274 (14-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1986 John Mahaffey 275 (13-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1985 Calvin Peete 274 (14-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1984 Fred Couples 277 (11-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1983 Hal Sutton 283 (5-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1982 Jerry Pate 280 (8-under) TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1981 x-Raymond Floyd 285 (3-under) Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1980 Lee Trevino 278 (10-under) Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1979 Lanny Wadkins 283 (5-under) Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1978 Jack Nicklaus 289 (1-over) Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1977 Mark Hayes 289 (1-over) Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1976 Jack Nicklaus 269 (19-under) Inverrary G&CC, Lauderhill, Fla.
1975 Al Geiberger 270 (10-under) Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas
1974 Jack Nicklaus 272 (16-under) Atlanta CC, Atlanta
ALSO SEE
The Players Championship breakdown