Perhaps the month of May phoned in a suicide threat, because the PGA Tour has sought to clarify that it still loves The Players Championship in any month, including May. At least, until it can move to March in 2019 at the earliest.
Garry Smits reports the clarification for the Florida Times-Union and also goes on to talk to locals/Players champs David Duval and Mark McCumber about their thoughts on a move back to March. Both are in favor.
“Regardless of when it’s played, we’re really proud of the showcase of excellence that The Players represents — from the field to the course, to the incredible history and fan experience,” the statement said. “With that said, the Tour is always looking to not only make the tournament better, but also the PGA Tour schedule as a whole. The possibility of The Players moving to March is part of a bigger, ongoing discussion about the flow of our season. Nothing specific about The Players changing dates has been decided.”
So please May, don't jump off that bridge on 295 that gives us all The Willies. Because if the PGA of America balks, we may need you to keep hosting The Players. Even if it's hot, it's Mother's Day and the TPC just isn't as vibrant looking in Bermuda grass as it is in March's overseeded rye.