For those of us who don’t live in a big, big city (I’m talking New York, Chicago, L.A.), it’s nice to have an event or two that allow you to show your civic pride to the rest of the world. Indianapolis has the Indy 500. Louisville has the Kentucky Derby. And Ponte Vedra Beach—and Jacksonville, by proximity—has The Players Championship.
This past week, Ponte Vedra Beach again played host to some of golf’s finest players and fans. As always, the event was very well run, with residents and visitors alike enjoying the sunshine and competition. The excitement lasted well into Sunday evening with a sudden death playoff culminating on the island green of the legendary 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.
Best of all, visitors got a glimpse of what makes living in Ponte Vedra Beach (or Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, St. Augustine, etc.) year round so special. From the beaches to the restaurants to the golf courses, northeast Florida really does have something for everyone.
Now if we could only get Tiger Woods to stick around for the entire week…oh well, there’s always next year. See you out at Sawgrass…