At No 17 staying dry isnt the only goal


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The first group we saw at No. 17 resulted in a mixed bag of results – all of which we can report ended up finding dry land.

Bob Frusha  of Glendale, Ky. had perhaps the shot of the day at No. 17, hitting his 130-yarder to 3 feet. He sank the putt for a well-earned birdie.

Frank Davis of San Antonio wasn’t so lucky, finding the tiny bunker fronting the green – the one spot at 17 where a golfer can be dry but disappointed. He left his next shot in the bunker and didn’t get up and down from there, leaving him with a double-bogey.

Jeff Ross of Mercer Island, Wash. was better off than Davis, but not by much. His tee shot barely stayed dry, coming to rest at the leftmost edge of the island. He was left with a tricky pitch back across the green and wound up making bogey.

No. 17 is proving that even if you're able to find the surface, a wide range of scores is still possible.