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the-players#10: Bloggers and social media accounts change their avatar to a photo of the par-3 17th “island green” at TPC Sawgrass

#9: Endless video/audio replays will show Hal Sutton hitting a 6-iron to the finishing hole and uttering the famous TPC statement “be the right club today.” It was the right club. Sutton beat Tiger Woods that day in 2000.

#8: Whenever the term “THE PLAYERS Championship” is written, “The Players” is written in ALL CAPS. That’s what they do.

#7: Video loops of the Fred Couples “par” on the par-3 17th, when he holed out from the tee after dunking his first shot in the water.

#6: Endless video replays of the long putt Tiger Woods drained on the par-3 17th en route to his victory. The putt was “better than most.”

#5: Endless video and commentary about how 482 million golf balls find a watery grave on the par-3 17th every year.

#4: Endless video of PGA Tour pros gagging on the par-3 17th with balls splashing long, short, off the railroad ties, off the path… aaaand into the water on the par-3 17th.

#3: Golf companies and their PR/ad firms show their TPC apparel scripts.

#2: “Dye-abolical” is a common buzzword by announcers who are describing the course design of architect Pete Dye.

#1: Endless “5th Major Championship” discussion, along with nauseatingly repetitive polls, forum discussions, and social media posts as to whether or not THE PLAYERS (remember the ALL CAPS) should be the a 5th major. No it shouldn’t. Let’s not go all “LPGA Tour” on this.

One response to “Top 10 Better Than Most Reasons You Know It’s THE PLAYERS Championship Week”

  1. ReynescaB says:

    These are reasons are so true! It truly is THE PLAYERS champion week.

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