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    • Matt Kuchar is the 2012 champion of THE PLAYERS Championship. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) Matt Kuchar is the 2012 champion of THE PLAYERS Championship. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
    THE FIELD BY THE NUMBERS FORMER PLAYERS CHAMPIONS IN THE FIELD
    Players in the field
    2012
    Matt Kuchar
    2008
    Sergio Garcia
    PGA TOUR champions
    2011
    K.J. Choi
    2007
    Phil Mickelson
    Major champions
    2010
    Tim Clark
    2004
    Adam Scott
    World Golf Championships champions
    2009
    Henrik Stenson
    1998
    Justin Leonard
    10 of the top 10 in FedExCup standings View the complete list of past PLAYERS champions

    FIRST-TIMERS

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    WHERE THEY PLAYED IN COLLEGE

    Roberto Castro
    Stewart Cink
    Chesson Hadley
    Matt Kuchar
    Bryce Molder
    Nicholas Thompson
    Cameron Tringale
    Erik Compton
    Harris English
    Brian Harman
    Russell Henley
    Chris Kirk
    Bubba Watson
    Rickie Fowler
    Morgan Hoffmann
    Charles Howell III
    Hunter Mahan
    Bo Van Pelt
    Derek Ernst
    Charley Hoffman
    Ryan Moore
    Adam Scott
    Matt Every
    Brian Gay
    Billy Horschel
    Camilo Villegas
    Luke Guthrie
    Scott Langley
    D.A. Points
    Steve Stricker

    OLDEST YOUNGEST
    Kenny Perry, 53 Jordan Spieth, 20

    FROM AROUND THE WORLD

    20 countries represented at
    THE PLAYERS
    Argentina 2 Northern Ireland
    3
    Australia 9 Scotland 2
    Canada 2 South Africa
    6
    Colombia 1 Korea 3
    Denmark 1 Spain 2
    England 5 Sweden 5
    Germany 1 Thailand 1
    Italy 1 United States 96
    Japan 1 Wales 1
    Netherlands 1 Zimbabwe 1

    HOW THEY QUALIFIED

    Winner - Tournament Winner in the Past Year
    Woody Austin Phil Mickelson
    Sang-Moon Bae Ryan Moore
    Jonas Blixt Seung-Yul Noh
    Steven Bowditch Patrick Reed
    Jason Dufner Justin Rose
    Ken Duke Adam Scott
    Harris English John Senden
    Matt Every Webb Simpson
    Bill Haas Brandt Snedeker
    Chesson Hadley Jordan Spieth
    Russell Henley Kevin Stadler
    J.B. Holmes Scott Stallings
    Zach Johnson Henrik Stenson
    Dustin Johnson Jimmy Walker
    Matt Jones Bubba Watson
    Chris Kirk Boo Weekley
    Matt Kuchar Gary Woodland
    Top 125 on Prior Year's FedEx Points List
    Steve Stricker Josh Teater
    Graham DeLaet Cameron Tringale
    Jim Furyk Tim Clark
    Nick Watney John Rollins
    Billy Horschel Camilo Villegas
    Keegan Bradley Martin Kaymer
    Hunter Mahan Jerry Kelly
    Roberto Castro Justin Leonard
    Sergio Garcia Martin Flores
    Kevin Streelman Scott Brown
    Brendon de Jonge Bo Van Pelt
    Charl Schwartzel Luke Guthrie
    Luke Donald Robert Garrigus
    D.A. Points Brian Stuard
    Charles Howell III Derek Ernst
    Rickie Fowler Brian Harman
    John Merrick Stuart Appleby
    Daniel Summerhays Richard H Lee
    Lee Westwood Greg Chalmers
    John Huh Pat Perez
    Chris Stroud Erik Compton
    Kevin Chappell William McGirt
    Rory Sabbatini Aaron Baddeley
    Brian Davis George McNeill
    Rory McIlroy James Driscoll
    Ian Poulter Geoff Ogilvy
    Graeme McDowell Ted Potter, Jr.
    David Hearn J.J. Henry
    Brian Gay Carl Pettersson
    Marc Leishman Jeff Overton
    Nicholas Thompson James Hahn
    Charley Hoffman Mark Wilson
    Jason Kokrak Charlie Beljan
    Bryce Molder Jason Bohn
    Angel Cabrera Lucas Glover
    Michael Thompson Jeff Maggert
    Ernie Els Justin Hicks
    Brendan Steele Morgan Hoffmann
    Ryan Palmer Dong-hwan Lee
    Freddie Jacobson Andres Romero
    K.J. Choi Johnson Wagner
    Martin Laird Scott Langley
    David Lingmerth Charlie Wi
    Stewart Cink Ben Crane
    Kyle Stanley  
    Top 125 (Medical)
    Briny Baird Kevin Na
    Jonathan Byrd Shawn Stefani
    Retief Goosen  
    Winner - The PGA Championship (last 5 years)
    Y.E. Yang  
    Winner - British Open (last 5 years)
    Darren Clarke Louis Oosthuizen
    Top 50 - World Golf Ranking
    Jamie Donaldson Joost Luiten
    Thomas Bjorn Francesco Molinari
    Hideki Matsuyama Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
    Stephen Gallacher Thongchai Jaidee
    Winner - Senior Players Championship - Prior Year
    Kenny Perry  
    Leading Money Winner from Web.com Tour Prior Year
    Michael Putnam John Peterson
    Below Top 10 on Current Year FedExCup Points
    Will MacKenzie  
    Russell Knox  
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