The near-island green at TPC Sawgrass’ 17th hole has served up some of golf’s truly memorable non-Major moments.
We say “near-island” because technically the putting surface isn’t completely surrounded by water – there is a narrow walkway at its rear-left edge. And more often than you think it should, that walkway is where tee shots come to rest. The players initially think its a great reprieve from the water, but occasionally this grassy strip provides problems of its own.
Matt Kuchar found himself in such a predicament a few years ago during the Players Championship. After summing up his options, the ever-smiling American did this:
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Kuchar didn’t save par – but he did save face.