KJ Choi Lands Players Championship | The 17th Hole At Sawgrass

South Korea’s KJ Choi beat American David Toms in a play-off to win the Players Championship at Sawgrass.

The pair finished tied on 13 under but 2001 USPGA champion Toms three-putted the short 17th, the first sudden-death play-off hole, as Choi made par.

American Paul Goydos was 11 under, with countryman Nick Watney and England’s Luke Donald another shot behind.

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, who led by one going into the final round, collapsed to a 79 for five under.

The first play-off hole saw Choi and Toms re-play the 17th – both found the heart of the green off the tee, but Toms missed his par putt from a couple of feet and the 40-year-old Choi calmly slotted in his par to clinch the biggest title of his career.

The par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass is one of the most iconic holes in all of golf. It’s basically an island surround by water and takes an extremely accurate tee shot to avoid a splashdown! The PGA Tour website was keeping a record of this throughout the week and it makes for interesting reading…!


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