With The PLAYERS Championship this week we look back at one of the most iconic calls in golf history on the famous 17th Island Green at TPC Sawgrass. With the 2001 PLAYERS coming down the stretch with Tiger and Vijay Singh neck and neck, Tiger had a 60 foot triple breaking putt to take a one stroke lead heading into 18. As the putt is tracking, NBC’s Gary Koch so famously repeats “better than most” until the ball drops in the hole and the crowd around the 17th goes BANANAS, and Tiger gives an all time “Tiger Fist Pump”. Tiger would go on to win the 2001 PLAYERS Championship by one stroke over Singh, and the rest is history.
The 17th Island Green as TPC is one of, if the not the most, famous golf hole in the world and provides immense amounts of drama coming down the stretch on Sunday. From “better than most” to Sergio putting it in the drink TWICE on Sunday in the 2013 PLAYERS against Tiger, the 17th is sure to provide drama as this weeks field is the strongest we have seen all year.