The Players Is Getting New Theme Music, For Some Reason

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Next week’s Players Championship marks a return to March and a tradition unlike any other: PGA Tour execs trying lots of new things instead of just letting a great tournament be a great tournament. So, we have a new trophy that appears to be an upgrade, but in a world where it’s hard to establish theme music, the stellar Players theme is out.

That music, a movie score hybrid from the excellent Man From Snowy River, as Jeremy Schilling discovered, did what you hoped: reminded you of The Players, didn’t annoy you and even added to the proceedings.

While the new theme or the reason behind it is not clear—tired of paying Bruce Rowland royalties?—it appears no expense was spared in documenting the recording of this important moment in golf history.