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This Weeks PGA Tour Stop – The Players Championship!

This Weeks PGA Tour Stop – The Players Championship!

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I love doing articles that have a future.  By that, I mean a “Series” like the “My Best Shot” or the “Pair your Golf and Wine.”  

There is a comforting continuity to these types of articles.  My newest series is called “This Weeks Tour Stop,” where I will bring you interesting facts and features about the current week’s PGA Tour (or LPGA Tour) golf course.  The first one out of the box – TPC Sawgrass,  brought to you by

Rory McIlroy put notions that Jordan Spieth was about to supplant him as the best player in the world to bed with a commanding march through the WGC – Cadillac Match Play field last weekend in San Francisco. Will he keep the momentum going at yet another heralded, public-accessible track this week?

The PLAYERS Championship

Where? TPC Sawgrass (PLAYERS Stadium Course)

This Weeks Tour Stop - The Players Championship!

Few holes in golf inspire heart-pounding anticipation like the                                  iconic 17th at the Stadium Course.

The Pete Dye-designed PLAYERS Stadium Course probably needs less of an introduction than any PGA Tour stop not named Augusta or Pebble Beach, and part of that is owed to the fact that the course’s primary reason for being is to test the best players in the world. That it also serves as the centerpiece of a golf resort is, frankly, secondary.

Not that that should be seen as a strike against the course. Indeed, it is the quintessential “professional golf experience” course, providing as stern a test as possible to visitors and the Tour. Its closing trio of holes, anchored by the famous island-green par-3 17th, is the stuff golf dreams (and nightmares) are made of.

To read more interesting facts about TPC Sawgrass, click here.


Pictures: Golf Odyssey   Ungaio

Thanks for reading – This Weeks PGA Tour Stop – The Players Championship!

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