How many golf balls find the water on No. 17 today? #ThePLAYERS Tee Times & Scores: http://t.co/90O2MtmFGC pic.twitter.com/C2yga1XBDZ— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) May 7, 2015
The 17th at TPC Sawgrass is definitely one of the more magical holes played during the year and The Players Tournament is certainly one of the most exciting tournaments for both pro golfers and the fans who love the sport...but, why is it so intimidating and when was the last time you saw a golf hole receive as much attention?
NESN.com stated, "According to The Florida Times-Union, 17.6 percent of golfers have shot bogey or worse on the No. 17 in 33 Players Championships. That’s a staggering number for the best players in the world, just six of whom have aced the par-3."
YourGolfTravel.com listed TPC number-17 par 3 as the sixth greatest hole in golf behind the seventh at Pebble Beach and Augusta's 18th hole noting, "The original island green is actually more difficult to hit than it looks thanks to the wind that swirls in unpredictable directions around the massive amphitheatre of trees in which the hole resides."
For fans of the par-3, 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, enjoy this memorable moments video from digging the dirt to create the hole to golfers making history with their exciting iron play.
Are you keeping track of golf balls in the water at the 17th at TPC Sawgrass? Let us know the current count on Twitter @Golf4Beginners and on this Golf for Beginners blog.