The Players Championship is creeping closer and closer each day. With events starting on May 6, the excitement is beginning to brew.
In December, the Players Championship committee launched a competition called, “Rock the Players,” to find the “unofficial song of The Players 2014.” Today, they announced the winner. Stephen Carey with his song “Love the Way You Love,” won the Rock the Players competition and will have his song featured in the The Players 2014 excitement video. Carey was also awarded $5,000, VIP tickets to The Players Championship and the opportunity to perform at events leading up to The Players.
Carey has been creating original southern-rock and country music for over a decade and has a strong following here in the Southeast. His songs “Dirty” and “My Favorite Place to Hide,” have been on the radio airwaves here in Jacksonville lately, and he has built his name by opening for acts such as Styx, Kip Moore, and Pamalee to name a few.
“This is an extremely proud moment for me, and I am thrilled to have written the unofficial song of The Players,” Carey said.
The competition was open to musicians from Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. There were four finalists — Stephen Carey, Flagship Romance, Billy Buchanan and The Embraced, who had the opportunity to submit an original song in the competition and potentially be named the unofficial song of The Players. The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges from the PGA Tour after fans had the opportunity to vote on their favorite song.
“Rock The Players surpassed all of our expectations, Matt Rapp, executive director of The Players, said. “There were a lot of great songs submitted, and we are thrilled with the final result. Stephen’s song reflects the fun atmosphere our fans expect to see during the tournament. It’s going to be an incredible week at The Players 2014, and ‘Love The Way You Love’ is the perfect anthem.”
The Players Championship is known for its caliber as a world class event. Year after year, The Players combine the world’s most talented golfers with the one-of-a-kind venue that The Players is at TPC Sawgrass. Their events not only give fans an opportunity to enjoy the world class experience that The Players Championship is, but proceeds benefit local charities and community projects, and have been for years on end.
Watch the video for Carey’s song “Love the Way You Love” below.