Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Beware the islanmd green at the players champiosnhip
The Players Championship starts Thursday at the TPC at Sawgrass. Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy tournament. The Pete Dye course was developed from 417 acres worth of swampland. It's four par 3's are brutal, but the one par three is legendary. It's the par 3 17th, better known as the island green. It's actually a peninsula. How can something so petite be so dastardly? It just may be the most photographed golf hole in the world. It's estimated that there are watery graves for over 250,000 golf balls surrounding the island green. Pro golfers are a confident bunch, but when they approach the island green you can see their legs quaking. I love watching pro athletes get humbled. My game feels so much better when I see their balls go splish-splash. Now, the 17th hole will be broadcast live on the Internet. So pull up a chair. You can make a whole day of it.