The story behind golf’s most iconic hole

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Why does 137 yards and a little bit of water strike fear into the hearts of the world’s best players? We reveal the magic behind the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass

If there is one hole at TPC Sawgrass every one can name it is the ‘Island Green’ 17th.

But how did arguably the world’s most famous hole come into existence and just what makes so tricky for professional and amateur players alike?

We lined up an all-star cast, including the man who worked on the construction of the Florida golf course with Pete and Alice Dye, to explain the magic behind this short par 3 ahead of The Players returning to its traditional March date…

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