The island 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is one of the most infamous and difficult holes in the game. It’s the course’s signature hole, a 132-yard par three which requires no more than a pitching wedge for most Tour pros.
It’s the moment that players anxiously await the whole round, a hole in which even a slight miscalculation can be very costly.
TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida, is the host of this week’s competition – the PLAYERS Championship. Widely known as golf’s unofficial ‘fifth major’, the PLAYERS brings out one of the best fields in the game. We’re sure to be in for a treat this weekend.
Last year’s event was among the most exciting, nail-biting competitions of the season. Rickie Fowler made a late charge on the final day, in which he finished with four birdies and an eagle over the final six holes to force a playoff, triumphing over Kevin Kisner on the 17th.
Watch the top 10 all-time shots on the Island Green 17th on the next page.