Military Appreciation Day – Tuesday, May 8 (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Military Appreciation Ceremony and Luke Combs Concert will take place at the 17th hole
Jim Furyk will cap off the Military Appreciation Day program, which will include pageantry by military personnel, a flyover by the 125th Fighter Wing, a National Anthem performance by Caleigh Furyk and a special concert by singer Luke Combs. Guests during the 2018 Military Appreciation Day ceremony include:
- Jay Monahan, PGA TOUR Commissioner
- Jim Furyk, PGA TOUR player
- Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar, Commander, Navy Region Southeast
About Luke Combs
With gritty, grizzled vocals, brazen songwriting talent and a dynamic live show, River House Artists/Columbia Nashville singer-songwriter Luke Combs stormed onto the Country music landscape as “one of the format’s burliest and brightest stars” (Vulture). The Asheville, North Carolina native released his GOLD-certified debut album, This One’s For You in 2017 which spurred two consecutive PLATINUM-certified multi-week No. 1 hit radio singles, “Hurricane” and “When It Rains It Pours,” and his current Top 30 and climbing hit, “One Number Away.”
Voted iHeart Radio’s Best New County Artist of 2018 and named Billboard’s Top 100 Artist and Top New Country Artist of 2017, Combs made country radio history as the first new solo male artist to achieve a multi-week No. 1 with a debut single since 2001. CMA, CMT and iHeartRadio Award nominated, Combs has performed on NBC’s Today and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and received critical praise from NPR, American Songwriter, Washington Post, Billboard, Variety and more.
The 28 year-old Asheville, North Carolina native is currently on his sold-out first headlining Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour, has performed on all-star lineups for CMA Music Fest, Bonnaroo & Austin City Limits and joins Jason Aldean on his nationwide tour beginning May 2018.
PINK OUT and Mother’s Day at THE PLAYERS on Championship Sunday – Sunday, May 13
In honor of Mother’s Day, which falls on the final round of THE PLAYERS (Sunday, May 13), the event will once again stage a “PINK OUT” on Championship Sunday in celebration of mothers and support of The DONNA Foundation’s breast cancer marathon for research and care.
In conjunction with Sunday’s “PINK OUT,” players, caddies, sponsors, volunteers and fans are encouraged to wear pink to TPC Sawgrass in support of The DONNA Foundation, a local charitable organization that raises funds for ground-breaking breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic and women living with breast cancer. The DONNA Foundation is also the event’s “Charity of the Day.”