TPC Sawgrass was born from the dream of then PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman to create a special and unique host site for the players' own tournament. Known today as THE PLAYERS Championship, it was originally named The Tournament Players Championship. Prior to this unique concept, all PGA TOUR events were created and managed by local groups or golf organizations in communities around the country. Their main purpose was to promote their businesses or local area and often benefited local charities. The early predecessor to the PGA TOUR was first organized in 1938 to formalize this schedule of events, to provide improved opportunities for the professional golfer and to further advance the charitable contributions.