Thanks to my buddy John for giving me a good TPC trivia nugget today.
The TPC Sawgrass Stadium course hosts about 40,000 rounds of golf per year. They fish 120,000 golf balls out of the water on the #17th par-3 island green (3 of which are mine). That is an average of one sleeve per player on that hole.
Players are asked to proceed to the drop box after two balls go in the drink but like me, people seldom follow that suggestion. When I teed up the 3rd ball, my caddy started walking.
My first TPC post for this week is an FYI. A “TPCFYI” if you will. I have a huge golf photo gallery here on HOG and inside are many golf course albums. Having played the TPC Sawgrass course a few months ago, I shot pictures of every hole, over 100. Most holes have tee, approach and green shots. I also have shots of the clubhouse, locker room, pro shop and more…
Above, the entrance to the TPC Sawgrass 17th island green.
Hey that’s ME on the 10th tee at TPC Sawgrass!
I hit a great drive there too, drew it right to left with the shape of the fairway!
Click here to view the Hooked On Golf Blog TPC Sawgrass Gallery.
Now that I’ve experienced The TPC Sawgrass Stadium course first hand, I’m going to post a review and a bunch of cool nuggets on the course for TPC week! Stay tuneed to Hooked On Golf Blog for all the fun stuff.
I’ll go over each hole, the course, and even the amenities right down to the locker room. I’ll also talk about what it is like for a hack amateur to try and hit a shot on the #17th island green.
Set your DVR or tune in, because Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera and a whole bunch of other big guns are in action this week at the “Quail Hollow Championship.”
Quail Hollow Championship television coverage:
Thursday 4/30 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Thursday 4/30 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/1 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/1 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/2 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/2 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Saturday 5/2 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/3 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/3 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Sunday 5/3 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Open de Espana:
Thursday 4/30 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/1 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/2 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/3 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET GOLF
Lately I’ve had a bit of a middle age crush on Dottie Pepper. Well that just spiked because Dottie called out Sergio for his childish behavior/comments at the Masters. You go girl.
No athlete is beyond making knucklehead moves with the media — I have my own long list of regrets — but you can turn such a misstep into a positive by dealing with it honestly. When you do apologize, as Sergio did two days later, don’t issue a statement that sounds as if another person wrote it. (I can’t recall hearing Sergio use the word iconic before.) Fans forgive those who ‘fess up and take responsibility. Such contrition goes hand in hand with taking responsibility for your own game, a key to succeeding, as Kenny Perry did after just plain ol’ losing the Masters. Sergio will have plenty of opportunity to make amends at the Players. If he doesn’t, I can’t begin to imagine how brutal the U.S. Open fans are going to be at Bethpage.
Love ’em or not, I’d rather have announcers like Dottie Pepper and Johnny Miller who have enough golf balls to call a spade a spade and aren’t afraid to have an opinion. I’d much rather hear that than hear them spewing out a bunch of generic panderous rubbish.