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

TPC Sawgrass 17th in sunnier days
TPC Sawgrass 17th in sunnier daysDavid Cannon/Getty Images
Kathy BissellCorrespondent IJune 26, 2012

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.

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