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Steve Elkington Wins The Players Championship In 1997

Steve Elkington Wins The Players Championship In 1997

It makes sense if you lump the top 50 golfers in the world into a tournament field, you’ll wind up with a closely contested event most of the time.

Such is the case with The Players Championship.

In 40 years, the winner has taken it by two strokes or less 27 times (a little more than two-thirds of the time). Only 13 golfers have won by three or more – including Davis Love III, the only player to have such a margin of victory twice.

At the top, though, is one man. In 1997, Steve Elkington beat Scott Hoch by seven.

We’ll check out all the multiple winners of The Players Championship, tomorrow.

YEAR GOLFER SCORE RUNNER-UP SCORE MARGIN OF VICTORY (STROKES)
1. 1997 Steve Elkington -16 -9 7
2. 2003 Davis Love III -17 -11 6
2. 2006 Stephen Ames -14 -8 6
4. 1979 Lanny Wadkins -5 0 5
4. 1993 Nick Price -18 -13 5
6. 1988 Mark McCumber -15 -11 4
6. 1992 Davis Love III -15 -11 4
6. 1994 Greg Norman -24 -20 4
6. 1996 Fred Couples -18 -14 4
6. 2009 Henrik Stenson -12 -8 4
11. 1975 Al Geiberger -10 -7 3
11. 1976 Jack Nicklaus -19 -16 3
11. 1985 Calvin Peete -14 -11 3

Photo: nbcsports.com

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