Steve Sands - May 12, 2012


Conditions at TPC Sawgrass have changed on Saturday as the winds are up to about 20-25 miles per hour as play is beginning. Sands said that they had not seen winds like that all week and if they continue, this will be a difficult day to shoot low scores.

There is a palpable buzz around the 17th hole and whether the people there are having fun or anxiously watching the players, it is a unique atmosphere and it is also among the most unique experiences in all of golf. While the 17th may not be the greatest par 3 in golf, the experience certainly ranks among the best.

The key moment for Tiger Woods during his second round came at the par 3 8th hole. He stepped to the tee two shots off of the cut line when he hit a great tee shot and then made the putt for birdie. He would birdie holes 8-11 but the tee shot at 8 was the moment that got Tiger into the weekend at TPC Sawgrass.