New Players Championship Trophy Unveiled

The new trophy has been made in collaboration with the PGA Tour and Tiffany & Co.

New Players Championship Trophy

The new trophy has been made in collaboration with the PGA Tour and Tiffany & Co.

New Players Championship Trophy Unveiled

The Players Championship returns this week and has both a new date in the calendar as well as a new trophy.

The new trophy has been carefully thought through and features a golfer swinging whilst standing on a base, made in collaborating with the PGA Tour and Tiffany & co.

The base is the shape of the 'island green' 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, with the swing derived from the PGA Tour's logo, because the PGA Tour is headquartered at Sawgrass with the tournament its flagship event.

The trophy is made up of sterling silver and 24k gold vermeil made using a 3D technology process called 'electroforming'.

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A fascinating aspect of the trophy is the golfer's face, which has been made up of the tournament's 38 winners' faces all merged together.

The old trophy. (Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR)

It is 17 inches tall, whilst another one was made that will sit in the clubhouse throughout the year for golfers to see. That one is 32 1/4 inches tall.

 

“To create the statue, a Tiffany designer worked with the PGA Tour to replicate a golfer with the perfect swing,” Andy Hart, vice-president of diamond and jewelry supply at Tiffany & Co. said.

“The form of the golfer was then created into a mould using 3D printing technology.

“To mimic the texture of the water around the peninsula, the silversmith used a variety of special hammers to mark the silver on top of a hard surface.

“He used different angles of blow stokes and different spacing between blows to make the water come alive.”

The Players Championship is the PGA Tour's flagship event and widely regarded as golf's unofficial 5th Major.

The tournament has seen a huge prize money increase this year, taking its purse to $12.5m, which is the richest in golf.

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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