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The Famous "Island Green": 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass

THe SLAND Green One of the PGA's most recognizable and difficult holes 137 yards from tee to green "Technically a peninsula 78 feet long with a small bunker in front Holes-In-One 2002 - Miguel Angel Jimenez, first round 2000 - Paul Azinger, third round 1999 - Joey Sindelar, first round 1997 - Fred Couples, fourth round 1991 - Brian Claar, third round 1986 - Brad Fabel, first round Longest Putt During the second round of the 2008 Players Championship Tournament, Bernhard Langer made a putt of 59 feet, 9 inches. Highest Score Bob Tway holds the record for worst score on the 17th hole during The Players Championship with a 12 in the third round of the 2005 tourney. Tway put four balls in the water, reached the green on his fifth attempt, then 3-putted. Balls in the Water at the 17th hole during The Players Championship 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 Weird Event in 1998 In 1998, a seagull took off with Steve Lowery's ball when his shot off the tee landed on the green. The bird pushed it around the green for a bit then attempted to take to the air with the ball in its beak, but dropped the ball shortly after takeoff. Lowery was allowed to replace that ball where it originally landed. Fun Fact An estimated 100,000 golf balls are retrieved from the lake surrounding the 17th green every year. With the average price of 1 golf ball at $3.50, that's $350,000 in balls lost every year! Sources:,, Brought to you by: 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

The Famous "Island Green": 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass

shared by mconner on May 17
This infographic takes a closer look at the famous 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The Stadium Course is where the Players Championship is held every year and with that hole being o...




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