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DJ wants Players promotion

13th March 2019, 19:10 by Jack Ogalbe

Dustin Johnson believes the time is right for The Players Championship to be elevated to major status.

This week's event at TPC Sawgrass, which will be played in March for the first time since 2006, will again attract one of the strongest fields of the year and see the victor take away $2.25m, the largest winner's cheque in professional tournament golf.

The tournament's status on the calendar has led to suggestions that it should be made the fifth major and the drama expected this week in Florida is only likely to heighten those calls.

Johnson has an uncharacteristically poor record, having never finished in the top 10 in his 11 appearances at Sawgrass, and believes the combination of the difficulty of the layout and the atmosphere of the event means it could be a major.

"I think it would fit," he said. "I mean this is our biggest tournament. It's got one of the best fields of all the tournaments and, yeah, I think all the players look at it as a major."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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