PGA Tour commissioner: All options on the table for Hall of Fame in St. Augustine
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan ran the gamut of topics in his Players Championship press conference on Tuesday, addressing things like a rival golf league, embattled golfer Phil Mickelson and the future of the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine.
Wind gusts above 50 mph along coast during weekend nor’easter
This past weekend was the first “official” weekend in spring and it felt nothing like it, all thanks to a nor’easter sitting right off our coast. “It was quite the nor’easter weekend, it felt and seemed much more like winter, than the first weekend of spring,” Weather Authority Chief Meteorologist John Gaughan said. You might recall the beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures around 80?”Peak Wind Gusts along the NE FL & SE GA coastal areas from the weekend Nor'easter as of 7am Mon. At the top of the report, Jacksonville at Buck Island reached a peak wind gust of 52 mph Sunday and Huguenot Park reached 51 mph. The Jacksonville International Airport reached a peak wind gust of 43 mph Sunday afternoon and St. Augustine Beach recorded a gust of 45 mph Saturday.
Great spots to watch the action at The Players besides the 17th hole
This year, the PGA Tour is encouraging people to check out some of the different spots to watch the action in order to help spread people out more during the coronavirus pandemic. The 17th hole is one of the most popular spots for fans to watch The Players, but around the course, there are a variety of great vantage points you might not think of. But this year, there won’t be a hospitality tent, making it easier for fans to watch the action at both holes from the same spot. AdThe Players Championship returns: Fan’s guide to the 2021 tournamentJared Rice, executive director of The Players, also shared with News4Jax his favorite place to watch. TacoLu is back there, so who doesn’t like to grab a taco, a little something to drink out there and watch some great golf?
The Players Championship returns: Fan’s guide to the 2021 tournament
Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of The Players Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)Players Championship week is here, and we’ve got the important information all right here for fans who plan on attending — or watching — the tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. AdParkingThe general parking lot is located at 5360 Palm Valley Road in Ponte Vedra Beach. Costs are $15 for pre-tournament days (Tuesday and Wednesday) and $40 for tournament rounds (Thursday through Sunday). The jets will leave NAS Mayport at 11:57 a.m. and fly over TPC Sawgrass at noon.
Players Championship tickets sell out within hours on Tuesday
Fans gather at the TPC Sawgrass course to watch The Players during the 2019 event. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tickets came and went for The Players Championship on Tuesday, with the tournament selling out its limited allotment of passes within two hours. The only tickets that remain are for Tuesday’s practice round. The event is March 9-10 (practice rounds) and 11-14 (tournament rounds) at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. A limited number of pre-sale tickets were made available on Feb. 1 to those who subscribe to the Players newsletter, and those who attended the tournament in 2019 and ’20.
Want Players Championship tickets this year? Better get them early
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tickets for next month’s Players Championship are going to be more in demand than ever before. The message from The Players — get those tickets quickly. The Tour hasn’t released attendance totals since 2013, so nailing down an exact number of available tickets is a bit estimation. That would put a 20% attendance at roughly 9,000 per day this year if the Tour based its numbers off that 2013 high. Players tickets are always in demand, especially the Friday and Saturday rounds, so scooping those up early is strongly encouraged by the tournament this year.
Global Home headquarters ties PGA Tour’s vision together
The PGA Tour Global Home, shown here earlier this month. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA Tour’s new headquarters is close to move-in ready and quite a sight to see. But the interior of the Global Home is where the PGA Tour’s standalone work facility shines. The construction progress at the PGA Tour Global Home in Ponte Vedra Beach. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR) (2021 Ben Jared/PGA TOUR)Tour officials have spent days giving small, guided tours of the new office off of County Road 210.
The Players: As tourney approaches, updates on parking, tickets
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Players Championship is quickly approaching and there are two big things to be aware of entering the 2020 tournament — tickets and parking. Tournament rounds at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach are March 12-15. There will be no on-site sale of parking passes. Parking passes are still available. Thursday-Sunday parking passes are $40.
$1M gift from The Players to help mental health needs of students
St. Johns County is a state leader in overall deaths by suicide for young adults ages 18 through 24. With a $1 million gift from The Players, Flagler Health+ is partnering with St. Johns County public schools to launch a program designed to address the mental health stigma that prevents youth from seeking support for themselves and/or their peers experiencing mental distress. In Florida, six out of 10 youth (66.8%) who are depressed and are most at-risk for depression do not receive any mental health treatment. is meant to change that by providing St. Johns County public school students and families with improved access to behavioral health services. Seventy students from around St. Johns County have already signed up for the program.
Big gift from The Players to Mal Washington Foundation
Former tennis star MaliVai Washington, left, shakes hands with Jared Rice, the executive director of The Players, on Thursday. Rice presented Washington with a $500,000 grant for the Teen Center, part of the foundation's new project that willJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - MaliVai Washington set an aggressive fundraising goal for his growing youth foundation $5 million. The Players Championship announced a $500,000 gift to the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation on Thursday, putting the organization much closer to its $5 million target that will help launch its Teen Center next year. The Players gift and announcement, which was fronted by area resident and 2003 U.S. Open champion, Jim Furyk, is a grant that will match funds up to $500,000. The new teen center, done in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, will allow the Mal Washington Youth Foundation to nearly triple the amount of middle and high school students it can help serve.