2019 Players Championship Competition

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2019 Players Championship Competition – £50 (or currency equivalent) free bet up for grabs!

Welcome to our annual Players Championship competition – time for a bit of fun guessing how many balls are going in the water this year at the 17th over the four days at TPC Sawgrass!

BetFred have once again kindly offered a £50 (or currency equivalent) free bet prize to the winner of the 2019 competition. To claim the prize you’ll need to have a BetFred online account – if you haven’t already got an account then click here to open one today, making sure you use promo code SPORTS60 to get the latest offer for UK residents.


We want you to tell us how many balls in total will find the water at the 17th hole over the course of all 4 days at this year’s Players Championship. To help you out, here’s a list of the last few years:

Year Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total In Water
2018 24 21 6 3 54
2017 19 29 10 11 69
2016 6 9 17 4 36
2015 21 16 3 5 45
2014 12 12 1 3 28
2013 15 9 7 13 44
2012 18 12 4 6 40
2011 12 14 8 6 40
2010 7 8 5 9 29
2009 14 6 4 6 30
2008 20 18 10 16 64
2007 50 21 10 12 93
2006 19 17 12 9 57
2005 7 8 25 28 68
2004 9 10 4 7 30
2003 6 10 3 10 29

As a tie-breaker we also want you to give us the cumulative score to par for the 17th over the course of the week for all players, for instance +50 if you think it will play tough this year, 0 if you think it will play exactly to par over the 4 days, -20 if you think it will play under par etc.


Entries are open from Sunday 10th March 2019 through to the first tee time at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday 14th March 2019 . Any entries after the first tee time won’t be counted. Entries are being accepted through the following methods:

A typical entry might be as follows:


  • Balls in water: 69
  • Score to par: +100

Twitter: @golfbetting balls in water: 69; score to par +100 #gbscomp


  • Entrants must be 18 or over.
  • The competition will close when the first tee shot is struck at the 2019 Players Championship on the 14th March 2019. The winner will be announced on Monday 18th March once the final number of balls in the water has been confirmed.
  • The winner will be the entrant who correctly predicts the correct number of balls which find the water hazard on the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass during play in the 2019 event, including any play-off. In the event of a tie then the winner will be the person from those correct answers who has the correct winning tie-breaker, or the closest to the correct tie-breaker answer. If there is still a tie then the prize will be shared equally between the winners.
  • £50 Free Bet will be credited into Betfred account within 24 hours of notification from Golf Betting System.
  • All free bets are valid for 7 days after issue. Any free bet amount left unused after 7 days will be removed.
  • Free bet stakes are not included in any returns and are non-withdrawable.
  • Customer must have a Betfred account in order to receive Free Bet.
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  • In the event of any ambiguity, we will use the figure for the number of balls in the water as quoted by the PGA Tour.
  • Any entries which miss off the tie-break answer will automatically lose in the event of a tie.
  • One entry per person only. Multiple entries won’t be counted.
  • This competition is administered, and the winner decided, by Golf Betting System.
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