Rickie Fowler won The Players Championship on the fourth hole of a playoff in 2015, and, on the final day, he made birdie on the infamous, island-green par-3 17th three times in a row -- an unheard of feat.
Fowler was back at the Stadium Course on Tuesday for Media Day, and he went right back to the 17th to relive the magic he made on Pete Dye's most fascinating little hole. However, he approached the 17th with a twist, playing the hole cross-handed. Instead of using the left-hand low stroke just for putting, he hit his tee shot that way -- with some pretty good results.
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The Oklahoma State product also tried the 17th in a way hardly anyone else has ever attempted. He went back to the Golf Channel outdoor studio behind the tee box, some 170 yards away from the green, and hit a few shots, which he filmed for his Snapchat account.
Believe it or not, among top players who have competed at TPC Sawgrass in friendly rounds and in tournaments other than The Players, that's a somewhat common position to make the hole extra difficult.