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Players Championship 2019: Tiger Woods makes rally-killing quadruple bogey at TPC Sawgrass' famous par-3 17th hole

Golf Digest logo Golf Digest 3 days ago Stephen Hennessey

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Tiger Woods reacts to hitting his tee shot into the water at the 17th hole on Friday at TPC Sawgrass. He would hit his drop into the water, too, leading to quadruple-bogey 7. © (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) Tiger Woods reacts to hitting his tee shot into the water at the 17th hole on Friday at TPC Sawgrass. He would hit his drop into the water, too, leading to quadruple-bogey 7. The momentum was officially building for Tiger Woods on Friday at TPC Sawgrass. Three birdies in his first seven holes put Tiger two shots back of the lead as he headed to the famous island green par-3 17th. That's when things went terribly, terribly wrong for Tiger.

The two-time Players champion has never had a good history at the hole. Over his career, Tiger entered his second round 1-over par across 68 previous rounds at the Florida layout. Make that 5-over par through 69 holes after Friday.

We'll let the video do the talking, but really, the first shot wasn't that bad. It was just a little long—likely with Tiger fired up after the run of birdies, including one at the previous hole, the par-5 16th hole. All it takes is a little imprecision at Pete Dye's 17th hole, and it will cost you.

That adventure, and the ensuing quadruple-bogey 7, knocked Tiger all the way down to 1-under on the leader board (after he was T-8 and two back of the lead). Now, Tiger will be fighting to make the cut, as the cut line is currently 1-under.

[RELATED: Players Championship: Tales of Terror: The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass]https://www.golfdigest.com/story/tales-of-terror-the-17th-hole-at-tpc-sawgrass-2019-players-championship-preview)

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