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GolfWRX is live from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., home to the PGA Tour and site of its crown jewel, The Players Championship.

The Players is played on TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course, and has the biggest purse ($9.5 million) and winner’s share ($1.71 million).

Last year, Matt Kuchar shot rounds of 68-68-69-70 (13-under) to win what his commonly referred to as golf’s “Fifth Major,” edging out Martin Laird, Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Ben Curtin, who all finished 11-under.

Check out the photos we shot from TPC Sawgrass from around the course, on the range and on the putting green. Be sure to check back often, as we’re updating this story with more photos every day.

Monday: Brendan Steele, John Huh, William McGirt, Rickie Barnes, James Hahn, Richard Lee, Rickie Fowler, Sang Moon Bae, Daniel Summerhays, David Toms, Charles Howell III, Brian Davis, Geoff Ogilvy, Francesco Molinari, Seung Yul Noh and more!

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/838664-the-players-championship-photos-monday/”]See Monday[/button]

Tuesday: Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Butch Harmon, Brian Gay, Justin Rose, Brendan Steele, Rickie Fowler, Ben Crane, David Mathis, Jim Furyk, Holly Sonders, Davis Love III, Kevin Chappell, Tom Gillis, Jonathan Byrd, Sang-Moon Bae, Louis Oosthuizen, Henrik Norlander, Sergio Garcia, David Lingmerth, The Phrankenwood, Keegan Bradley, Scott Stallings, Justin Leonard, Mark Wilson, Jim Furyk, Harris English, Charlie Beljan, David Hearn, Robert Allenby, George McNeil, Greg Owen, Padraig Harrington, Zach Johnson, Robert Garrigus, Aaron Baddeley, Jeff Overton, Steve Stricker, Scott Brown, Dustin Johnson, Jonas Blixt, Luke Guthrie, Erik Compton, Charley Hoffman, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, and more!

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839168-players-championship-photos-tues-pt-1/”]See Tuesday Part 1[/button] [button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839170-players-championship-photos-tues-pt-2/”]See Tuesday Part 2[/button][button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839174-players-championship-photos-tues-pt-3/”]See Tuesday Part 3[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839176-players-championship-photos-tues-pt-4/”]See Tuesday Part 4[/button] [button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839238-players-championship-photos-tues-pt-5/”]See Tuesday Part 5[/button] [button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839240-players-championship-photos-tues-pt-6/”]See Tuesday Part 6[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839358-players-championship-photos-tues-pt-7/”]See Tuesday Part 7[/button][button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839356-players-championship-photos-tues-pt-8-courtesy-of-jaxbeachnole/”]See Tuesday Part 8[/button]

Wednesday: Jimmy Walker, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Sean Foley, Seung Yul Noh, A bald eagle, Jonas Blixt, Bud Cauley, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Chappell, Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson, Carl Pettersson, Tom Gillis, Dustin Johnson, Charles Howell III, William McGirt, Tommy Gainey, Martin Laird, Billy Horschel, Kevin Stadler, Brendon de Jonge, Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Robert Garrigus, Jeff Overton, Brian Harmon, Sergio Garcia, Joe Daley, Jason Kokrak, Brandt Snedeker, Bo Van Pelt, Chad Campbell, John Huh, Webb Simpson, Y.E. Yang, Martin Flores, Russell Henley, Ryan Moore and more!

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839702-players-championship-photos-wed-pt-1/”]See Wednesday Part 1[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839704-players-championship-photos-wed-pt-2/”]See Wednesday Part 2[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839706-players-championship-photos-wed-pt-3/”]See Wednesday Part 3[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839800-players-championship-photos-wed-pt-4/”]See Wednesday Part 4[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/839798-players-championship-photos-wed-pt-5-courtesy-of-jaxbeachnole/”]See Wednesday Part 5[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/840200-players-championship-photos-wed-pt-6-courtesy-of-jaxbeachnole/”]See Wednesday Part 6[/button]

Thursday: Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Scott Stallings, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Mark Wilson, Jason Dufner with UST Recoil Shafts in his irons, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Kyle Stanley, George McNeil, Brendan Steele, Jim Furyk, Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel, Ernie Els, Adam Scott, Steve Stricker Charlie Wi, Roberto Castro, Jimmy Walker, Jason Bohn, Ben Crane, Jerry Kelly, Aaron Baddeley, Matt Kuchar, Jonathan Byrd, Charlie Hoffman, Bill Haas and more!

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/840196-players-championship-photos-thurs-pt-1/”]See Thursday Part 1[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/840198-players-championship-photos-thurs-pt-2/”]See Thursday Part 2[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/840294-players-championship-photos-thurs-pt-3/”]See Thursday Part 3[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/840296-players-championship-photos-thurs-pt-4/”]See Thursday Part 4[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/840372-players-championship-photos-thurs-pt-5/”]See Thursday Part 5[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/840374-players-championship-photos-thurs-pt-6/”]See Thursday Part 6[/button]

[button color=”black” link=”http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/840376-players-championship-photos-thurs-pt-7/”]See Thursday Part 7[/button]

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Wednesday’s photos from the 2019 Terra Cotta Invitational

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GolfWRX is live from the 2019 Terra Cotta Invitational at Naples National Golf Club, which will be contested April 26-28. Past winners of the amateur event include Justin Thomas and Emiliano Grillo.

Denny Glass, chairman of the Terra Cotta Invitational, was kind enough to give us a little more information about the tournament.

For GolfWRX members who aren’t familiar, tell me a little bit about the tournament and its history

Glass: The Terra Cotta Invitational began in 1996 and was originally a combination stroke play/match play event. 20 players were invited and they played 36 holes of stroke play then the top four finishers went on to match play with the others playing an 18 hole consolation match.

I changed it to a 54-hole stroke play event with 50 players in 2006 when I took over as Tournament Chair. This was done to be eligible for Titleist/Golfweek Amateur Ranking Points. The field increased over the years and now has 75-81 players. The tournament is now ranked as a “B” level event in the WAGR (World Amateur Golf Rankings) run by the USGA and R&A. This ranking is one level below the top-ranked events in the world. The WAGR rankings are based on the strength of the field so we are proud to be ranked so highly.

As it’s an invitational tournament, can you tell me a bit about who gets invited in general and who’s in the field this year, specifically? Tournament format?

Glass: It is an invitational so we invite as many of the top-ranked amateur players as are available. The field consists of many juniors (up to age 18), mid-amateurs (19-25) and some seniors (50+), along with collegiate players. While it is an invitational, we still receive more than 150 applications to play.

Can you talk about the host course and the relationship with Naples National?

The tournament is played at Naples National Golf Club. The tournament was started by the membership back in 1996. The club opened in 1993. The club hosted the World Championship of Golf, which was an LPGA event in its second year.

I know the charitable impact is important. Can you tell us about that?

The net proceeds are donated to Naples based children’s focused charities. The tournament has donated over $517,000 since it began.

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We have 15 threads packed full of photos from Augusta National for your viewing pleasure during this Masters weekend.

We’re rounding them up here for your convenience. Enjoy!

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Wednesday’s photos from the 2019 Masters

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2019 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club (par 72: 7,475 yards) in Augusta, Georgia. The famed home of the season-opening major was designed by Bobby Jones and Alistair McKenzie and first opened for play in 1933.

The field this year, which consists of only 86 players — the smallest field since 1997 (also 86 players) — and player fewer than last year’s tournament. Rory McIlroy’s pursuit of the career grand slam, Dustin Johnson arriving at Augusta in his best form since his 2017 slip-and-fall, and Tiger Woods quest for major number 15 have dominated pre-tournament headlines.

You can see the full Masters odds here.

Check out our photos from Wednesday at the 2018 Masters below!

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