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Players Championship 2016: Tee Times, TV Schedule, Prize Money

Players Championship: Golf's Fifth Major Returns to TPC Sawgrass
Rickie Fowler will look to defend his title at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass this week, but he'll have to do so against a deep, talented field.

TPC Sawgrass and its iconic island green at 17 await the best field in golf at the Players Championship. Rickie Fowler, coming off a disappointing Sunday at Quail Hollow, returns to defend his title against the Big Three and a deep field of top-tier players.

Fowler tees off at 1:36 p.m. (EST) with Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar, all past winners in Ponte Vedra Beach. World No. 1 Jason Day tees it up at 8:43 a.m. Thursday with Jordan Spieth and Branden Grace, as Spieth makes his return to tournament play following his Masters loss.

And if you want bombers off the tee, the trio of Bubba Watson, Rory McIlory and Dustin Johnson tee off at 1:58 p.m.

What: The Players Championship

Where: TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

When: Thursday-Sunday, May 12-15

Purse: $10.5 million

Defending Champion: Rickie Fowler (-12, 2-under in four-hole aggregate playoff)

TV SCHEDULE

Thursday: 1-7 p.m. EST (Golf Channel)

Friday: 1-7 p.m. EST (Golf Channel)

Saturday: 2-7 p.m. EST (NBC)

Sunday: 2-7 p.m. EST (NBC)

TEE TIMES (All Times EST)

7:15 a.m. – Ricky Barnes, Jason Kokrak, Patton Kizzire (1st tee)
 
7:15 a.m. – Jason Gore, Graham DeLaet, Francesco Molinari (10th tee)
 
7:26 a.m. – Cameron Tringale, Daniel Summerhays, Will Wilcox (1st tee)
 
7:26 a.m. – Johnson Wagner, Jerry Kelly, Kevin Chappell(10th tee)
 
7:37 a.m. – Freddie Jacobsen, Chad Campbell, Matthew Fitzpatrick (1st tee)
 
7:37 a.m.– Gary Woodland, David Hearn, Hudson Swafford (10th tee)
 
7:48 a.m. – Shane Lowry, Troy Merritt, Paul Casey (1st tee)
 
7:48 a.m. – Matt Every, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els (10th tee)
 
7:59 a.m. – J.B. Holmes, Brian Harman, Chesson Hadley (1st tee)
 
7:59 a.m. – Tony Finau, Peter Malnati, K.J. Choi (10th tee)
 
8:10 a.m. – Jim Herman, Emiliano Grillo, Brooks Koepka (1st tee)
 
8:10 a.m. – Danny Willett, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose (10th tee)
 
8:21 a.m. –  James Hahn, Bill Haas, Ryan Moore (1st tee)
 
8:21 a.m. – Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson (10th tee)
 
8:32 a.m. – Charley Hoffman, Danny Lee, Chris Kirk (1st tee)
 
8:32 a.m. – Russell Knox, Jim Furyk, Billy Horschel (10th tee)
 
8:43 a.m. – J.J. Henry, Steven Bowditch, Nick Taylor (1st tee)
 
8:43 a.m. – Branden Grace, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth (10th tee)
 
8:54 a.m. – Jason Dufner, Kevin Kisner, Luke Donald (1st tee)
 
8:54 a.m. – Chris Stroud, Daniel Berger, Bernd Wiesberger (10th tee)
 
9:05 a.m. – Martin Laird, Jhonattan Vegas, Si Woo Kim (1st tee)
 
9:05 a.m. – Ian Poulter, Marc Leishman, Bernhard Langer (10th tee) 
 
9:16 a.m. – Chez Reavie, Kyle Reifers, Zac Blair (1st tee) 
 
9:16 a.m. – Brendan Steele, Jamie Lovemark, Jeff Overton (10th tee) 
 
12:30 p.m. – Kevin Na, Morgan Hoffmann, Chad Collins (1st tee)
 
12:30 p.m. – Boo Weekley, Shawn Stefani, Andres Gonzales(10th tee) 
 
12:41 p.m. – Jonas Blixt, Sean O'Hair, Adam Hadwin (1st tee) 
 
12:41 p.m. – Ryan Palmer, Patrick Rodgers, Carlos Ortiz (10th tee) 
 
12:52 p.m. – Carl Pettersson, George McNeill, Jason Bohn (1st tee) 
 
12:52 p.m. – Bryce Molder, William McGirt, Colt Knost (10th tee) 
 
1:03 p.m. – Robert Streb, Kevin Streelman, Brendon Todd (1st tee) 
 
1:03 p.m. – Scott Piercy, Ben Martin, Hunter Mahan (10th tee) 
 
1:14 p.m. – Fabian Gomez, Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen (1st tee) 
 
1:14 p.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Matt Jones, Vijay Singh (10th tee) 
 
1:25 p.m. – Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia (1st tee) 
 
1:25 p.m. – Brian Stuard, David Lingmerth, John Senden (10th tee) 
 
1:36 p.m. – Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar (1st tee) 
 
1:36 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Davis Love III, Alex Cejka (10th tee) 
 
1:47 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen (1st tee)
 
1:47 p.m. – Smylie Kaufman, Jimmy Walker, Russell Henley (10th tee)
 
1:58 p.m. – Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson (1st tee) 
 
1:58 p.m. – Camilo Villegas, Harris English, Keegan Bradley (10th tee) 
 
2:09 p.m. – Scott Brown, Harold Varner III, Byeong-Hun An (1st tee)
 
2:09 p.m. – Brendan de Jonge, Erik Compton, Soren Kjeldsen (10th tee) 
 
2:20 p.m. – Ken Duke, Steve Wheatcroft, Andy Sullivan (1st tee) 
 
2:20 p.m. – John Huh, Spencer Levin, Rafa Cabrera Bello (10th tee) 
 
2:31 p.m. – Mark Wilson, Charles Howell III, Jon Curran (1st tee) 
 
2:31 p.m. – Greg Owen, Scott Pinckney, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (10th tee) 
 

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