All eyes at Players will be on 17th-hole island

‘Do-or-die’ time drives suspense

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Tiger Woods holed a 60-footer that broke to the right, to the left and back to the right in the third round when he won the Players Championship, still one of the most famous moments.

Fred Couples has twice knocked it in from the tee box — once for an ace, once for a par after his first shot went into the water.

“I think 17, any other day, wouldn’t be too difficult because of the short iron,” Masters champions Charl Schwartzel said.

“But there’s such a big hype about it, and you get so many people sitting around it that I think that starts becoming the big, big factor around there.”

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