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Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing holes at the TPC Sawgrass.
U.S. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the new format on Wednesday.
The Players Championship previously had a sudden-death playoff that began on the par-3 17th hole, famous for having an island green. Starting this year, a playoff would take place on the par-5 16th hole, the 17th, and the par-4 18th. If players are still tied, it would go to sudden death starting on the 17th.
The Players Championship is from May 8-11.
It becomes the only regular tour event to use a playoff format that is not sudden death.
Updated April 16, 2014
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