(Reuters) – Another chapter to the rich history of the 17th hole at the Players Championship was written on Sunday when two players in contention sank monster birdie putts within minutes of each other during the final round in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The island-green par-three at the TPC Sawgrass course in Florida has been the scene of much high drama over the years, and the thousands who congregated around the hole on Sunday were not disappointed.
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First to fire them up was Eddie Pepperell, the ever-quotable Englishman whose game is almost as impressive as his dry sense of humor.
His tee shot stopped near the front of the green, 50-foot from the hole which was cut in its traditional Sunday position on the far right.
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Pepperell’s rollercoaster putt climbed a slope, broke to the left and plunged downhill. As it neared the hole the ball broke hard to the right, before toppling in.
“I just figured it was going to be a tap-in,” he told reporters.
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“I was kind of relieved I didn’t have to face a three-footer in front of all...
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