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Look for another close finish at TPC Sawgrass

Updated: May 6, 2009, 4:20 PM ET
By Nathan Easler

The PGA Tour travels this week to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., for golf's "fifth major" -- The Players Championship. Pete Dye's TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course is one of golf's most recognized venues, highlighted by the 137-yard par-3 17th hole and its knee-knocking island green. This week the stats blog looks deeper into the recent ballstriking trends of the champions and profiles the infamous 17th hole.

Dye created TPC Sawgrass with a few key directives: challenge the world's ...

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