Who won the first Players Championship that was played in 1974?

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Jack Nicklaus

Clue

He has the most wins in the event, being three in 1974, 1976 and 1978.

Answer

Of course, it had to be Jack Nicklaus.

More about Jack Nicklaus winning the Players Championship in 1974

Whilst Jack Nicklaus has the most wins in the event, he did not win at TPC at Sawgrass as it only became the permanent home of the tournament in 1982.

doNo player has successfully defended a win in the Players Championship. Since moving to TPC At Sawgrass, the fastest to become a repeat winner belongs to an Australian, Steve Elkington who won his two titles 6 years apart in 1991 and 1997.