Thursday, May 12, 2011

An island unto itself at Players Championship -- Plus Mr. Meckley's Memorial Service 17th Green.

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The Players Championship begins Thursday, and there will be a steady stream of traffic through the gates and toward the 17th hole, with an island green that makes it one of the most infamous holes in the world.
The signature hole on the TPC Sawgrass measures only 137 yards on the scorecard and is surrounded by water, an idea that Alice Dye drew up on the back of a cocktail napkin.

The PGA Tour will offer live streaming on its website at the 17th, and asked several players their strategy on the hole. Lucas Glover spoke for most when he said, "Hit it where I can hit it again."

The island green is so much a part of the tournament that NBC Sports is devoting 11 cameras to the hole, which includes two periscope cams out of the water that can turn 360 degrees.

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Visit the Mr. Meckley Memorial Page

Read eulogies by Pete Davison and Bobby Clampett

David Meckley's Column on Mr. Meckley

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