This TPC Sawgrass 17th Hole Prank is Absolutely Savage

This TPC Sawgrass 17th Hole Prank is Absolutely Savage

Ryan Moore made a slam dunk ace at the island 17th on Thursday, becoming the ninth player to make a hole-in-one on the island green at the Players.

Tommy Fleetwood grabbed the clubhouse lead as competitors plundered TPC Sawgrass in benign morning conditions in the first round of the Players Championship in north Florida on Thursday.

For any golfers who have thought about their "dream golf course", the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is probably somewhere in the mix. If you sign up to a service by clicking one of the links, we may earn a referral fee. The 30-year-old has one victory to his credit already this season, at the Phoenix Open, and also claimed a share of second place at the Honda Classic, but has missed the cut in two of three appearances at the Players Championship since his victory in 2015. The Italian has only taken part in four PGA Tour events during the 2018-19 campaign, but his gradual improvement over the campaign could make him a dark horse come Sunday.

"The wind picked up and there were some tough holes there", he said. "Now, I can go for it", said Kiradech, who is ranked 48th on the FedEx Cup points list.

The first Thai to hold a PGA Tour card, Kiradech is fired up to launch another strong challenge especially when he is fresh from a tied-third finish at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.

However Scott's countryman Jason Day, who equalled the course record 63 en route to his four-shot Players win in 2016, does want the Players to be enshrined as a major.

"Expectation's a tricky thing".

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Tiger Woods was among those with a late tee time.

"I played really well all day apart from I hit a poor tee shot on 14 and got away with it", Fleetwood said.

Bradley sounded nearly serene after his 65. "With the [over-seeded rough] and how lush the grass is, even if you hit it into these banks, it's not going too far, so you can be a little more aggressive".

"If you're in the fairway the course feels very, very different".

Most of the big names started smoothly but world number two Justin Rose was a notable exception.

Baddeley has the dubious stat of hitting most balls in the water surrounding the 133-yard hole than any competitor since 2003 - rinsing 13 shots.

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