Tropical Storm Debbie Turns TPC Sawgrass' 17th Island Green into Actual Island

Kathy BissellCorrespondent IJune 26, 2012

TPC Sawgrass 17th in sunnier days
TPC Sawgrass 17th in sunnier daysDavid Cannon/Getty Images

Golfers couldn't sink the 17th, but Tropical Storm Debbie finally did what people have wanted to do for decades—she nearly sunk it.   

According to PGA Tour agronomists: “From Sunday (6/24) at 3 p.m., when the rain started, through 9 a.m. Monday, the property has received 7 inches of rain.”

And that was just the Sunday and Monday morning rain. With another day of showers and deluges, there may not be a green left!   

Kathy Bissell is a Golf Writer for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained first-hand or from official interview materials from the USGA, PGA Tour or PGA of America.