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"Holes 16, 17 and 18 of the Players Stadium Course are perhaps the most dramatic closing holes in professional golf from a risk-reward standpoint, as they test all facets of a player's physical and mental game while under the pressure of trying to win such a significant championship," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a release. "Given the fact that winning the Players means you have defeated the strongest field in golf, we felt an aggregate playoff that incorporated these three holes was a more appropriate way to determine the champion." learn more The only other tournament on the PGA Tour with a three-hole aggregate playoff is the PGA Championship. The Open Championship utilizes a four-hole aggregate playoff. The U.S. Open goes to an 18-hole playoff the next day and the Masters uses sudden death.

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