2017 THE PLAYERS Championship Fantasy Golf Picks & Tournament Preview

Players Championship LogoOften referred to as the Fifth Major on the PGA Tour, The Players Championship played at the TPC Sawgrass is one of the premier events on Tour. A field of Top World Ranked golfers take on arguably the toughest 2 finishing holes in golf - the iconic TPC Sawgrass Island Green on 17 and a tough Par 4 18th hole.

The 2017 Players Championship Tourney Preview

Although The Players is played on the same course every year, it is a tournament not known for repeat champions. For amateurs trying to make 2017 Players Championship fantasy golf picks, picking winners on the TPC Sawgrass stadium course can be unpredictable. If you are entering a Huge Fantasy Golf Contest you are going to need more than just "FREE" Expert Golf Picks that some sites are offering.

Unlike the other 4 majors, there is no real recipe of success at TPC Sawgrass. Short hitters, long hitters, old guys, young guys… Making fantasy golf picks for The Players maybe should be left to the experts – especially when the 17th hole can take out a leader in an instant!

For REAL Expert Golf Picks you should check out the expert golf handicapper we listen to the most at Golfbanker.com - a proven winner.

Free Expert Golf Picks for the TPC

Dates - May 11 – May 14, 2017

Prize Pool - $10,500,000

First Place - $1,890,000

FedEx Cup Points - 600

The Island Green TPC Sawgrass PLAYERS Championship

Examining the Golf Course

17th Hole TPC SawgrassName of Course – TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course

Where is the TPC Sawgrass - Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Par – 72

Yards – 7215

Slope Rating - 155

Year Built – 1980

Tourney Originated - The 1st Players Championship Played in 1982

Signature Hole17th at TPC Sawgrass - Par 3 Island Green

Notable Past Champions

Jack Nicklaus3 time Champions - Jack Nicklaus

2 Time Champions - Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Hal Sutton, Fred Couples, Steve Elkington

Other Notable Winners – Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar

Other TPC info - Trends, Tidbits

  • Originally called the "Tournament Players Championship"
  • Although most of the Top 50 in the world play, it’s not an official event on the European Tour
  • The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass ranks as one of the most famous golf holes in the world
  • 17 at TPC Scottsdale is only 137 yards from the tee
  • The Players has the largest prize purse of any of the PGA Tour tournaments
  • The 17th at TPC Sawgrass is the sudden death hole in case of a playoff

2017 Players Championship Picks Info

Being one of the biggest tourneys on the PGA Schedule, there will be a number of choices for picks for the Players Championship. Well known golf sites such as The Golf Channel, Yahoo Fantasy Golf, ESPN fantasy golf, as well as the PGA Tour website itself all offer free “expert picks” and then don’t forget the countless blogs out there with their ‘Expert Picks for the Players Championship’. You need to decide which picks are reliable and worth using if you are putting money down either playing fantasy golf, or betting at a site.

For fun we made our own Sleeper Picks for the PLAYERS Championship which is a list of golfers that we will be using in our lineups this week

Where to get Expert Picks for THE PLAYERS Championship

One of the top sites that offer Players Championship Expert Golf Picks is GolfBanker. They have had a winning record for the last 8 years and if you are dedicated to playing either fantasy golf for cash, or betting on golf you need to try out GolfBanker.com. Their system is set up as a long term play and although you may not win the first few times out, by the end of the year by following their system, you will win cash!

How to use Players picks to win money

For Golf Betting – Take the list of winners and play the same amount per golfer. You just need one to hit to win money!

For Fantasy Golf – Take the list of golfers and create a salary cap at your favorite fantasy golf site with as many of the picks as possible. If you are playing multiple lineups, try out different combos for better results. Make sure you take advantage of our special contest Fantasy Golf Contest below - It's FREE to enter with your 1st deposit!

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Why you need expert picks for the Players

Lots of sites offer you their expert FREE picks…but someone who has a blog on the side of his day job and watches golf on the weekends IS NOT AN EXPERT!

If you truly are looking for picks that will help you win cash, you need to invest a little to get a lot!

The Players Championship is historically one of the hardest tournaments to handicap, even if you look at various golf betting sites to see TPC odds, you will see a varying spread for different golfers.