Golfers Who Won Both The Players and Senior Players Championships

The Players Championship, run by the PGA Tour, is often called "the fifth major" to denote its status as the fifth-most-important tournament on the PGA Tour (after only the four actual majors). The Senior Players Championship, run by the Champions Tour, really is a major, one of the five majors of men's senior professional golf.

Have any golfers won both these prestigious tournaments? Yes. In fact, so far, there are three golfers who have won both.

The PGA Tour staged the first Players Championship in 1974. The Champions Tour, created by and owned by the PGA Tour, was founded in 1980. In 1983, the tour added a senior version of The Players.

The List: Winners of Both The Players Championship, Senior Players Championship

These are the golfers who have won both the tournaments that carry the "Players Championship" name on their respective U.S. golf tours.

  • Jack Nicklaus: It somehow feels appropriate that the first golfer to achieve The Players/Senior Players double was Nicklaus. The Golden Bear won the inaugural Players Championship (then called the Tournament Players Championship) in 1974, then won it again in 1976 and 1978. In 1990, his first year on the Champions Tour, Nicklaus added the Senior Players Championship title. He also lost in a playoff to J.C. Snead at the 1995 Senior Players.
  • Raymond Floyd: Floyd won The Players Championship once. He added two wins in the Senior Players Championship, first in 1996, then in 2000.
  • Fred Couples: Couples was a two-time Players Championship victor, winning in 1984 and 1996. In 2011, he joined this short list by winning the Senior Players Championship.

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