Changes to Range Access at THE PLAYERS

Each year, the PGA TOUR carefully reviews and examines every aspect of THE PLAYERS Championship to further improve the experience for all constituents. This includes enhancements to the overall fan experience, golf course, infrastructure including parking and traffic flow, media center/media services and technological advancements. After careful consideration and in an effort to provide contestants with a distraction free environment in which to prepare for the competition, access to the practice facilities has been changed in 2018 to substantially limit those permitted in the areas specific to where players are practicing.

Players will be permitted to bring their caddie and two support staff (manager/agent, instructor, trainer, sports psychologist, etc.) inside the ropes on the practice facilities (driving range, putting and chipping areas) during tournament week. Additionally, a limited number of manufacturer representatives will be provided access to service their players.

If you are provided a practice area credential from a player, the credential must be worn in conjunction with a season-long PGA TOUR issued credential also having Practice Area access (P). Players will be issued their individual practice facility credentials at registration. They will have the opportunity to leave them under a name at registration for pick-up by player support teams. There will be no one permitted on the practice facilities (driving range, putting and chipping areas) without one of these practice area credentials. These credentials can only be obtained from your player. The PGA TOUR and the tournament office will not be authorized to issue practice area credentials.

Contact the Player Relations staff with any questions.

TOURNAMENT initiatives


In honor of Mother’s Day, which falls on the final round of THE PLAYERS (Sunday, May 13), the event will once again stage a “PINK OUT” on Championship Sunday in celebration of mothers and in support of The Donna Foundation’s breast cancer marathon for research and care.


In conjunction with Sunday’s “PINK OUT,” players, caddies, sponsors, volunteers and fans are encouraged to wear pink to TPC Sawgrass in support of The Donna Foundation, a local charitable organization that raises funds for ground-breaking breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic and women living with breast cancer.  The Donna Foundation is also the event’s “Charity of the Day.”