The Players Championship Ends With High Drama and a Repeat Winner

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TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL — March 16, 2024

The final round of The Players Championship, held on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, saw a furious battle for the win. The top of the leaderboard was not a safe place to be, as golfers moved up and down the standings every day of the tournament. Ultimately, the sole survivor was the guy everyone thought might be the man to beat when the Championship began.

Scottie Scheffler put together a final round of an eagle and six birdies without a flaw on the card to post a score of 8-under-par 64 to win by a single stroke over Brian Harman, Xander Schauffele, and Wyndham Clark.

Harman can blame a bogey on the par-4 sixth hole that started his round in the wrong direction. Schauffele combined five birdies with three bogeys but could not find an extra stroke on 17 or 18 to pull himself into a tie for the lead.

Wyndham Clark may have experienced the most heartbreak at the last. Birdies on 16 and 17 pulled him to within a stroke of the lead, coming to 18. On the green in two, Clark had a putt of just under 18 feet to forge a tie and send the tournament into a playoff. The putt looked destined to drop into the left side of the hole. It curled and peaked at the bottom of the cup. But a hair too much speed spun the ball around the hole and back at Clark. Who walked away in disgust.

Sheffler started the day tied for sixth place, five strokes behind Schauffele, four behind Clark, and three behind Harman. He jumped over each player on his way to earning the first back-to-back victory in The Players Championship history.

Here are the Extended Highlights.

Results of The Players Championship from TPC Sawgrass

POS TO PAR TO PAR R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
1 Scottie Scheffler -20 67 69* 68 64 268
T2 Brian Harman -19 72 65* 64 68 269
T2 Xander Schauffele -19 65* 69 65 70 269
T2 Wyndham Clark -19 65 65* 70 69 269
5 Matt Fitzpatrick -16 66 69* 68 69 272
T6 Si Woo Kim -15 70* 71 68 64 273
T6 Hideki Matsuyama -15 69 69* 68 67 273
8 Ludvig Aberg -14 67* 73 67 67 274
T9 Sahith Theegala -13 70 67* 67 71 275
T9 Maverick McNealy -13 67* 68 68 72 275
T11 Joel Dahmen -12 74* 67 67 68 276
T11 Taylor Montgomery -12 68* 70 68 70 276
T13 Corey Conners -11 68* 68 73 68 277
T13 Christiaan Bezuidenhout -11 69* 70 68 70 277
T13 Nate Lashley -11 68* 70 67 72 277
T16 Sam Ryder -10 70 69* 70 69 278
T16 Sepp Straka -10 68 70* 70 70 278
T16 Doug Ghim -10 71 70* 66 71 278
T19 Harris English -9 69* 69 75 66 279
T19 Shane Lowry -9 71 70* 72 66 279
T19 Dylan Wu -9 69* 74 69 67 279
T19 Kurt Kitayama -9 70 71* 71 67 279
T19 Alex Noren -9 71 70* 70 68 279
T19 Adam Schenk -9 71 71* 66 71 279
T19 Rory McIlroy -9 65* 73 69 72 279
T26 Mackenzie Hughes -8 70* 73 69 68 280
T26 Chris Kirk -8 68* 70 73 69 280
T26 Nick Taylor -8 66* 68 76 70 280
T26 Matthias Schmid -8 68* 68 72 72 280
T26 Matthew NeSmith -8 73* 67 68 72 280
T31 Ben Martin -7 72 71* 71 67 281
T31 Mark Hubbard -7 68* 73 72 68 281
T31 Sungjae Im -7 70 72* 69 70 281
T31 Taylor Moore -7 72 68* 70 71 281
T35 Denny McCarthy -6 71* 71 71 69 282
T35 Jimmy Stanger -6 69* 73 71 69 282
T35 Lee Hodges -6 69 70* 72 71 282
T35 Tommy Fleetwood -6 70* 72 69 71 282
T35 Aaron Rai -6 71* 72 68 71 282
T35 Jason Day -6 67* 71 72 72 282
T35 Brice Garnett -6 71 72* 67 72 282
T42 Grayson Murray -5 73* 69 77 64 283
T42 David Lipsky -5 73 70* 69 71 283
T42 C.T. Pan -5 69* 68 70 76 283
T45 Adam Scott -4 70* 72 71 71 284
T45 Ryan Moore -4 70 69* 73 72 284
T45 Jake Knapp -4 71 72* 68 73 284
T45 Collin Morikawa -4 71 69* 70 74 284
T45 Tony Finau -4 69 72* 69 74 284
T45 Austin Eckroat -4 71 69* 68 76 284
T45 Sam Burns -4 73* 70 65 76 284
T45 J.T. Poston -4 69* 68 69 78 284
53 Andrew Putnam -3 69* 74 72 70 285
T54 Min Woo Lee -2 73* 70 73 70 286
T54 Francesco Molinari -2 72* 69 73 72 286
T54 Martin Laird -2 70* 73 70 73 286
T54 Zac Blair -2 73 70* 70 73 286
T54 Cameron Young -2 70* 69 73 74 286
T54 Sami Valimaki -2 71 72* 69 74 286
T54 Tom Hoge -2 67 69* 75 75 286
T54 Emiliano Grillo -2 69 71* 69 77 286
T62 Thomas Detry -1 71 72* 74 70 287
T62 Viktor Hovland -1 73* 69 71 74 287
T64 Seamus Power E 72* 69 78 69 288
T64 Max Homa E 68 75* 74 71 288
T64 Tyler Duncan E 67* 75 72 74 288
T64 J.J. Spaun E 72* 71 70 75 288
T68 Rickie Fowler 2 74 69* 76 71 290
T68 Patrick Cantlay 2 72* 70 73 75 290
T68 Chan Kim 2 70* 71 70 79 290
T68 Peter Malnati 2 70 73* 66 81 290
72 Gary Woodland 3 70* 73 74 74 291
73 Keith Mitchell 4 69* 71 76 76 292