Golf Channel Notable Quotes From THE PLAYERS

 

Golf Channel Notable Quotes

Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET)

TPC Sawgrass

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

On THE PLAYERS Championship and the renovated TPC Sawgrass

Mark Rolfing – “This golf course does not favor any style of player. I believe half of the field right now could win this championship.”

Notah Begay – “This course has become one of the best finishes in golf. Everything is in play. You have a birdie opportunity on 16, you have a hold your breath moment at 17, and then you hold on for dear life trying to get in the clubhouse at 18.”

Arron Oberholser – “If you want to score well here, you have to take the trouble on off the tee. This golf course also gives you the most chance for disaster around every turn. You can make a double or a triple in a heartbeat. That is what makes this course so unique. You can make birdies and eagles, and you can also make doubles, triples and quads.

Rolfing – “This is the best fan experience on the PGA TOUR.”

Geoff Shackelford – “I feel like we are going to see a new identity for the PLAYERS. We are going to see the players go after some of the holes more aggressively. It is going to make for a more interesting and fun golf course to watch.”

 

On the long-term FedExCup Sponsorship Extension and the FedExCup Playoffs

Rolfing – “The big question is when are the FedExCup playoffs going to fit into the schedule. The PGA TOUR, with this length of a deal, now has the luxury of looking at their schedule and ask, ‘Where are these playoffs going to fit in?’ For me, they have to finish before the NFL starts. I think you will see a serious look to get the playoffs to finish a little bit sooner. That is what is going to make them really successful.”

Oberholser – “I think the schedule has to change. I don’t think FedEx would have made this long-term commitment to stay in this spot in the fall. I think the schedule will change.”

 

On Dustin Johnson

Begay – “This guy has all of the skills in the modern game that is predicated on power to do exactly what he is doing. Where he has refined his skills are with his short game.”

Rolfing – “Until a year ago, he was not disciplined enough a player to do well on this course.  Everything has changed. He has become one of the most patient, disciplined players on the entire PGA TOUR.”

Rolfing – “He can play any course well now because he understands his game and he is playing much more conservative.”

Billy Kratzert – “The fact that he is going to gear it back a little bit with irons off the tee is going to help him potentially get the job done this week.”

 

On the 12th hole

Oberholser – “I think we will see 20-25 percent go for it. I think there is too much risk and not enough reward on hitting the driver.”

John Feinstein – “The best thing about the 12th hole is that people are going to be talking about it. People are going to be debating it. People are going to be arguing if there is too much risk and not enough reward. And that’s a good thing.”

 

-NBC Sports Group-

Press Release: SRIXON® 2017 Golf Digest Hot List

SRIXON EARNS GOLD MEDAL FOR EVERY BALL ENTERED ON 2017 GOLF DIGEST HOT LIST

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – April 25, 2017 – SRIXON®, a global leader in high-performance golf equipment and a brand Dedicated to Improving Your Game, proudly announces that the 2017 Golf Digest Hot List has awarded a coveted Gold Medal to every Srixon golf ball model entered for testing.

 That includes all five premium models in the current Srixon golf ball lineup:

·         The new Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV ($39.99/dozen), which earned “5 Stars” for Performance and “4.5 Stars” for Innovation and Feel.

·         The new Q-STAR TOUR ($29.99/dozen), which earned “5 Stars” for Performance, Innovation and Feel.

·         The Q-STAR ($24.99/dozen), which earned “4.5 Stars” for Performance and Feel.

·         The new Soft Feel ($19.99/dozen), which earned “5 Stars” for Feel.

 

Srixon is also the only brand on the 2017 Golf Digest Hot List with all three of the following achievements:

·         Five of its golf ball models recognized with Gold Medals.

·         Only Gold Medals for all of its golf ball entries.

·         A Gold Medal winner in all three award categories (“Over $35”, “$26 to $35”, “$25 and Under”).

 

“These incredible results from the Hot List show how strong the full lineup of Srixon golf balls is, with a high-performance model available for every type of player,” said Mike Powell, President of Sales & Marketing for Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO, North America. “To have every one of our entries be recognized with Gold – five models in total – with at least one model in all three categories, this proves we have the most complete lineup of golf balls on the market today. Without question, Srixon delivers total performance.”

 

While world-class PGA TOUR professionals like Hideki Matsuyama (Z-STAR XV) and Russell Knox (Z-STAR) use Tour Performance offerings from Srixon, moderate swing speed amateurs and core recreational players can gain enhanced distance, accuracy and consistency in their games from playing lower-compression offerings like the all-new Q-STAR TOUR, the Q-STAR, and the new Soft Feel, also available in Soft Feel Lady.

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The Masters 2017: What are the Odds

 Dustin Johnson 5/1

Country: United States

Age: 32

Residence: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

College: Coastal Carolina University

World Golf Rank: 1

Turned Pro: 2007

Wins: 16

2017 Masters Qualification: 2016 U.S. Open champion.

Masters Record

Year            Place  Score

2016            T4      -1

2015            T6      -9

2014            T68    +7

2013            T13    -1

2011            T38    +1

2010            T38    +6

2009            T30    -1

Jordan Spieth 7/1
Country: United States

Age: 23

Residence: Dallas, Texas

College: University of Texas

World Golf Rank: 6

Turned Pro: 2012

Wins: 12

2017 Masters Qualification: 2015 Masters Tournament champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T2      -2

2015  1        -18

2014  T2      -5

Rory McIlroy 15/2

Country: Northern Ireland

Age: 27

Residence: Holywood, Northern Ireland

World Golf Rank: 2

Turned Pro: 2007

Wins: 22

2017 Masters Qualification: 2014 British Open champion. 2014 PGA champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T10    +1

2015  4        -12

2014  T8      E

2013  T25    +2

2012  T40    +5

2011  T15    -4

2010  T69    +7

2009  T20    -2

 

Jason Day 15/1

Country: Australia

Age: 29

Residence: Forest Lake, Australia; Columbus, Ohio

World Golf Rank: 3

Turned Pro: 2006

Wins: 10

2017 Masters Qualification: 2015 PGA champion. 2016 Players Championship Winner.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T10    +1

2015  T28    -1

2014  T20    +2

2013  3        -7

2012  CUT

2011  T2      -12

Hideki Matsuyama 20/1

Country: Japan

Age: 25

Residence: Sendai, Japan

College: Tohoku Fukushi University

World Golf Rank: 4

Turned Pro: 2013

Wins: 11

2017 Masters Qualification: Winner of PGA Tour event.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T7      E

2015  5        -11

2014  T68    +7

2012  T54    +9

2011  T27    -1

Justin Rose 20/1

Country: England

Age: 36

Residence: London, England

World Golf Rank: 13

Turned Pro: 1998

Wins: 15

2017 Masters Qualification: 2013 U.S. Open champion. The current Olympic gold medalist.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T10    +1

2015  T2      -14

2014  T14    +1

2013  T25    +2

2012  T8      -4

2011  T11    -5

2009  T20    -2

2008  T36    +7

2007  T5      +4

2004  T22    +2

2003  T39    +9

 

Phil Mickelson 20/1

Country: United States

Age: 46

Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, California

College: Arizona State

World Golf Rank: 19

Turned Pro: 1992

Wins: 70

2017 Masters Qualification: 20042006 and 2010 Masters Tournament champion. 2013 British Open champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T58    +7

2015  T2      -14

2014  T52    +5

2013  T54    +9

2012  T3      -8

2011  T27    -1

2010  1        -16

2009  5        -9

2008  T5      -2

2007  T24    +11

2006  1        -7

2005  10      -3

2004  1        -9

2003  3        -5

2002  3        -8

2001  3        -13

2000  T7      -2

1999  T6      -3

1998  T12    -2

1997  T47    +6

1996  3        -6

1995  T7      -8

1993  T34    +3

1991  T47    +2

Jon Rahm 20/1

Country: Spain

Age: 22

Residence: Scottsdale, AZ

College: Arizona State University

World Golf Rank: 14

Turned Pro: 2016

Wins: 1

2017 Masters Qualification: Winner of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters.

Masters Record

First Masters Appearance

Henrik Stenson 25/1

Country: Sweden

Age: 40

Residence: Orlando, Florida

World Golf Rank: 5

Turned Pro: 1999

Wins: 16

2017 Masters Qualification: 2016 British Open champion. Among 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for 2016.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T24    +6

2015  T19    -4

2014  T14    +1

2013  T18    E

2012  T40    +5

2011  99      +13

2010  T85    +11

2009  T38    +1

2008  T17    +2

2007  T17    +9

2006  T60    +7

Rickie Fowler 25/1

Country: United States

Age: 28

Residence: Jupiter, Florida

College: Oklahoma State University

World Golf Rank: 9

Turned Pro: 2009

Wins: 7

2017 Masters Qualification: 2015 The Players champion. Among 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for 2016.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T69    +9

2015  T12    -6

2014  T5      -2

2013  T38    +4

2012  T27    +2

2011  T38    +1

 

Justin Thomas 30/1

Country: United States

Age: 23

Residence: Goshen, Kentucky

College: University of Alabama

World Golf Rank: 8

Turned Pro: 2013

Wins: 4

2017 Masters Qualification: Winner of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T39    +10

Bubba Watson 30/1

Country: United States

Age: 38

Residence: Orlando, Florida

College: Faulkner State Community College; University of Georgia

World Golf Rank: 18

Turned Pro: 2006

Wins: 12

2017 Masters Qualification: 2012 and 2014 Masters Tournament champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T37    +9

2015  T38    +1

2014  1        -8

2013  T50    +7

2012  1        -10

2011  T38    +1

2009  42      +2

2008  T20    +3

Adam Scott 30/1

Country: Australia

Age: 36

Residence: Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland

College: University of Nevada-Las Vegas

World Golf Rank: 7

Turned Pro: 2000

Wins: 35

2017 Masters Qualification: 2013 Masters Tournament champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T42    +11

2015  T38    +1

2014  T14    +1

2013  1        -9

2012  T8      -4

2011  T2      -12

2010  T18    -1

2009  T51    +2

2008  T25    +4

2007  T27    +12

2006  T27    +4

2005  T33    +6

2004  T79    +9

2003  T23    +5

2002  T9      -3

Sergio Garcia 30/1

Country: Spain

Age: 37

Residence: Crans-Montana, Switzerland

World Golf Rank: 11

Turned Pro: 1999

Wins: 33

2017 Masters Qualification: Winner of PGA Tour event.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T34    +8

2015  T17    -5

2014  T52    +5

2013  T8      -3

2012  T12    -2

2011  T35    E

2010  T45    +10

2009  T38    +1

2008  T46    +4

2007  T66    +10

2006  46      +10

2005  T51    +5

2004  T4      -3

2003  T28    +6

2002  8        -4

2001  T48    +2

2000  T40    +7

1999  T38    +7

 

Patrick Reed 40/1

Country: United States

Age: 26

Residence: Spring, Texas

College: Augusta State University

World Golf Rank: 12

Turned Pro: 2011

Wins: 5

2017 Masters Qualification: Winner of PGA Tour event.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T49    +12

2015  T22    -2

2014  T72    +8

 

Brandt Snedeker 40/1

Country: United States

Age: 36

Residence: Nashville, Tennessee

College: Vanderbilt University

World Golf Rank: 22

Turned Pro: 2004

Wins: 9

2017 Masters Qualification: Winner of PGA Tour event.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T10    +1

2015  T56    +3

2014  T37    +7

2013  T6      -4

2012  T19    E

2011  T15    -4

2009  T73    +6

2008  T3      -4

2004  T41    +12

Paul Casey 40/1

Country: England

Age: 39

Residence: Phoenix, Arizona; Weybridge, England

College: Arizona State University

World Golf Rank: 16

Turned Pro: 2000

Wins: 14

2017 Masters Qualification:  Top 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for 2016.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T4      -1

2015  T6      -9

2012  T65    +7

2011  T38    +1

2010  T80    +9

2009  T20    -2

2008  T11    E

2007  T10    +7

2005  84      +13

2004  T6      -2

Matt Kuchar 50/1

Country: United States

Age: 38

Residence: Sea Island, Georgia

College: Georgia Tech

World Golf Rank: 21

Turned Pro: 2000

Wins: 9

2017 Masters Qualification: Top 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for 2016.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T24    +6

2015  T46    +2

2014  T5      -2

2013  T8      -3

2012  T3      -8

2011  T27    -1

2010  T24    E

2002  T61    +6

1999  T50    +11

1998  T21    E

Charl Schwartzel 80/1

Country: South Africa

Age: 32

Residence: Vereeniging, South Africa

Height: 5-11     Weight: 160

World Golf Rank: 29

Turned Pro: 2002

Wins: 15

2017 Masters Qualification: 2011 Masters Tournament champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T63    +8

2015  T38    +1

2014  T52    +5

2013  T25    +2

2012  T50    +8

2011  1        -14

2010  T30    +3

 

Branden Grace 80/1

Country: South Africa

Age: 28

Residence: George, South Africa

World Golf Rank: 20

Turned Pro: 2007

Wins: 11

2017 Masters Qualification: Winner of PGA Tour event.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T63    +8

2015  T67    +4

2014  T80    +9

2013  T18    E

 

Zach Johnson 80/1

Country: United States

Age: 41

Residence: St. Simons Island, Georgia

College: Drake University

World Golf Rank: 50

Turned Pro: 1998

Wins: 16

2017 Masters Qualification: 2007 Masters Tournament champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T63    +8

2015  T9      -8

2014  T63    +6

2013  T35    +3

2012  T32    +3

2011  T50    +2

2010  42      +7

2009  T73    +6

2008  T20    +3

2007  1        +1

2006  T32    +5

2005  T64    +8

 

Lee Westwood 80/1

Country: England

Age: 43

Residence: West Palm Beach, Florida

World Golf Rank: 53

Turned Pro: 1993

Wins: 40

2017 Masters Qualification: Top 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for 2016.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T2      -2

2015  T46    +2

2014  7        -1

2013  T8      -3

2012  T3      -8

2011  T11    -5

2010  2        -13

2009  43      +3

2008  T11    E

2007  T30    +13

2006  T55    +6

2005  T56    +6

2002  44      +9

2000  T76    +8

1999  T6      -3

1998  44      +12

1997  T24    +3

 

Danny Willett 100/1

Country: England

Age: 29

Residence: Sheffield, England

World Golf Rank: 17

Turned Pro: 2008

Wins: 5

2017 Masters Qualification: 2016 Masters Tournament champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  1        -5

2015  T38    +1

Martin Kaymer 125/1

Country: Germany

Age: 32

Residence: Mettmann, Germany

World Golf Rank: 44

Turned Pro: 2005

Wins: 13

2017 Masters Qualification: 2014 U.S. Open champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T49    +12

2015  T80    +7

2014  T31    +5

2013  T35    +3

2012  T44    +6

2011  T82    +6

2010  T54    +5

2009  T58    +3

2008  T46    +4

Jason Dufner 150/1

Country: United States

Age: 40

Residence: Auburn, Alabama

College: Auburn University

World Golf Rank: 70

Turned Pro: 2000

Wins: 4

2017 Masters Qualification: 2013 PGA champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T69    +9

2015  T49    +4

2014  T85    +10

2013  T20    +1

2012  T24    +1

2010  T30    +3

Jim Furyk 150/1

Country: United States

Age: 46

Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

College: University of Arizona

World Golf Rank: 57

Turned Pro: 1992

Wins: 29

2017 Masters Qualification: The2016 U.S. Open Championship.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2015  T56    +3

2014  T14    +1

2013  T25    +2

2012  11      -3

2011  T24    -2

2010  91      +12

2009  T10    -7

2008  T33    +5

2007  T13    +8

2006  T22    +3

2005  28      +3

2003  4        -4

2002  T61    +6

2001  T6      -9

2000  T14    +1

1999  T14    E

1998  4        -7

1997  T28    +5

1996  T29    +6

Brendan Steele 150/1

Country: United States

Age: 33

Residence: Irvine, CA

College: University of California-Riverside

World Golf Rank: 56

Turned Pro: 2005

Wins: 2

2017 Masters Qualification: Winner of PGA Tour event.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2012  89      +12

Francesco Molinari 150/1

Country: Italy

Age: 34

Residence: London, England

College: University of Torino

World Golf Rank: 31

Turned Pro: 2004

Wins: 5

2017 Masters Qualification: Top 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for 2016.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2014  50      +11

2013  T84    +11

2012  T19    E

2011  T50    +2

2010  T30    +3

Charley Hoffman 150/1

Country: United States

Age: 40

Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada

College: University of Nevada-Las Vegas

World Golf Rank: 52

Turned Pro: 2000

Wins: 5

2017 Masters Qualification: Winner of PGA Tour event.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T29    +7

2015  T9      -8

2011  T27    -1

 

Kevin Na 150/1

Country: United States

Age: 33

Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada

World Golf Rank: 51

Turned Pro: 2001

Wins: 2

2017 Masters Qualification: Top 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for 2016.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T55    +15

2015  T12    -6

2013  59      +13

2012  T12    -2

2011  T59    +3

2010  T64    +6

 

Angel Cabrera 200/1

Country: Argentina

Age: 47

Residence: Cordoba, Argentina

World Golf Rank: 687

Turned Pro: 1989

Wins: 9

2017 Masters Qualification: 2009 Masters Tournament champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T24    +6

2015  T22    -2

2014  T72    +8

2013  2        -9

2012  T32    +3

2011  7        -9

2010  T18    -1

2009  1        -12

2008  T25    +4

2007  T37    +14

2006  T8      -3

2005  T56    +6

2004  T67    +7

2003  T15    +2

2002  T9      -3

2001  T10    -8

2000  T65    +6

Steve Stricker 250/1

Country: United States

Age: 50

Residence: Madison, Wisconsin

College: University of Illinois

World Golf Rank: 111

Turned Pro: 1990

Wins: 18

Masters Earnings: $931,976

2017 Masters Qualification: Among the first 4 players, including ties, in the 2016 British Open Championship.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2015  T28    -1

2014  T31    +5

2013  T20    +1

2012  T47    +7

2011  T11    -5

2010  T30    +3

2009  T6      -8

2008  T63    +6

2007  T77    +12

2002  T69    +7

2001  T10    -8

2000  T19    +3

1999  T38    +7

1997  T70    +12

1996  T56    +5

Ernie Els 300/1

Country: South Africa

Age: 47

Residence: West Palm Beach, Florida

World Golf Rank: 409

Turned Pro: 1989

Wins: 72

2017 Masters Qualification: 2012 British Open champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T69    +9

2015  T22    -2

2014  T52    +5

2013  T13    -1

2011  T47    +5

2010  T18    -1

2009  T51    +2

2008  T46    +4

2007  T66    +10

2006  T27    +4

2005  47      +10

2004  2        -8

2003  T6      -1

2002  T5      -6

2001  T6      -9

2000  2        -7

1999  T27    +4

1998  T16    -1

1997  T17    E

1996  T12    -1

1995  T56    +3

1994  T8      -2

Fred Couples 300/1

Country: United States

Age: 57

Residence: Newport Beach, California

College: University of Houston

World Golf Rank: 1899

Turned Pro: 1980

Wins: 32

2017 Masters Qualification: 1992 Masters Tournament champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2015  T89    +9

2014  T20    +2

2013  T13    -1

2012  T12    -2

2011  T15    -4

2010  6        -9

2009  T51    +2

2008  T46    +4

2007  T30    +13

2006  T3      -4

2005  T39    +7

2004  T6      -2

2003  T28    +6

2002  T36    +6

2001  26      -2

2000  T11    E

1999  T27    +4

1998  T2      -8

1997  T7      -2

1996  T15    E

1995  T10    -6

1993  T20    E

1992  1        -13

1991  T33    -1

1990  5        -4

1989  T11    +1

1988  T5      -3

1986  T31    +3

1985  T10    -1

1984  10      -5

1983  T32    +7

Vijay Singh 500/1

Country: Fiji

Age: 54

Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

World Golf Rank: 242

Turned Pro: 1982

Wins: 75

2017 Masters Qualification: 2000 Masters Tournament champion.

Masters Record

Year  Place  Score

2016  T69    +9

2015  54      +7

2014  T37    +7

2013  T38    +4

2012  T27    +2

2011  95      +10

2010  T83    +10

2009  T30    -1

2008  T14    +1

2007  T13    +8

2006  T8      -3

2005  T5      -4

2004  T6      -2

2003  T6      -1

2002  7        -5

2001  T18    -6

2000  1        -10

1999  T24    +3

1998  T72    +12

1997  T17    E

1996  T39    +8

1995  T64    +4

1994  T27    +6

The Honda Classic 2017 #PGATour

Tournament Information

Founded in 1972 as The Jackie Gleason’s Inverrary Classic

Location              Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Established          1972, 45 years ago

Course                 PGA National Golf Club,

Par                        70

Length                  7,158 yards

‘Bear Trap’

Home of Jack Nicklaus’ infamous ‘Bear Trap’ that includes holes 15 through 17.

Defending Champion

Adam Scott with a score of -9, 271

Inaugural Winner

Tom Weiskopf

Prize Money

1972 $52,000

2016 $1,098,000

What a difference 44 years makes.

Tournament Record Score

 Justin Leonard posted the tournament low score in 2003 with 24 under par.

Multiple Winners

Jack Nicklaus: 1977, 1978

Johnny Miller: 1980, 1983

Mark Calcavecchia: 1987, 1998

Pádraig Harrington: 2005, 2015

Tournament Highlights

1972: Tom Weiskopf out dueled Jack Nicklaus to win the inaugural tournament by a single shot.

1978: Jack Nicklaus birdies the last five holes to win by one stroke.

1980: Johnny Miller captured his first tournament win since Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club

1991: Steve Pate shoots the worst last-round score by a PGA Tour tournament winner in ten years, a 75, but still wins by three strokes.

1992: Corey Pavin won in a sudden-death playoff after holing a 136-yard 8-iron shot for eagle on the finale hole of regulation to tie for the lead with Fred “Boom Boom” Couples

1996: Tim Herron was the first PGA Tour rookie to win wire-to-wire in 13 years.

2004: Thirty-eight-year-old PGA Tour rookie Todd Hamilton wins by one shot over Davis Love III.

2012: Rory McIlroy wins and claims the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking.

PGA TOUR

“The Bear Trap”

“The Bear Trap” on PGA National Champion course is a daunting trio of holes 15, 16 and 17 is one of the most challenging three-hole stretches on the PGA Tour.

The name “The Bear Trap” precisely describes the difficulty and pays tribute PGA Tour legend Jack Nicklaus.

The plaque and bear statue honors what has become one of the ultimate challenges PGA Tour golfers face all season.

What do the Pros Say about The Bear Trap?

“It should all be won or lost here”

-Jack Nicklaus.

“There are no bailouts. You have to commit and hit a good shot,”

-Tiger Woods

“I don’t care if they make golf balls that go for a thousand yards. The Bear Trap will stand the test no matter what the equipment is,”

-Jack Nicklaus

“No. 17 is one of the hardest we play,”

-Jesper Parnevik

It’s not about length, it’s about precision. It’s about guts. It’s all about what do you have in your chest that you can finish those holes,”

-Jack Nicklaus

“On Sunday when the pin is in the back right on No. 17, this is the hardest hole we play on TOUR,”

-Robert Allenby

“Standing on the 15 th tee, even with a six-shot lead, I’m going to be nervous still. You’re got to get good shots coming in”

-Mark Wilson

“There’s a pretty good reason they call it the Bear Trap because if it doesn’t get you one way, it’s going to get you another,”

-Rory Sabbatini

“Probably some of the toughest three holes in world golf really — especially when the wind is up,”

-Graeme McDowell

“You have to be pretty precise. You get through that stretch in even par for the week, you’ve done very well.”

-Rory McIlroy

“16, if you get your drive away, is OK. But obviously missing it right isn’t very good.” – Rory McIlroy

The Honda Classic Cares

The Honda Classic Cares. Our true mission is giving back to the children of the community. While the tournament strives to provide Palm Beach County with a premier professional sporting event, the ultimate goal is to positively impact youth in need and create a brighter future for our community.

Children’s Healthcare Charity

Children’s Healthcare Charity is the host organization of The Honda Classic established to contribute net proceeds from tournament and special event programs to South Florida 501(c)(3) organizations. Through our primary beneficiary, Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, CHC supports initiatives that advance and enhance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood disease

s and disorders, as well as other not-for-profit programs and projects aimed at pediatric health care and health-related services. More information about the excellent work of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation can be found at www.nchcf.org.

American Honda Birdies for Children

American Honda Birdies for Children program is a vehicle for local charities to team up with The Honda Classic and present their donor base with a chance to win a new Honda automobile, while at the same time, the charity benefits from the proceeds plus a 10% matching contribution courtesy of The Honda Classic.

2017 Honda Classic Fantasy Golf Picks

Adam Scott        

He is the defending champ and leads the tour in strokes gained putting.

Rickie Fowler     

Because Patrick Reed isn’t playing.

Sergio Garcia     

The 2016 runner-up, winner three weeks ago in Dubai, and Sergio is red hot..

Padraig Harrington

He is the 2015 Champion with rounds of 67, 66, 71, and 70. Despite a neck injury and missing the cut last week the three time major winner can never be counted out.

Back Up Picks

Daniel Berger

Berger lost in a playoff here in 2015 when he closed with 64.

Brendan Steele

Twelve consecutive cuts made, a win, and has made the cut in six tries at PGA National.

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