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

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12:  (EDITORS NOTE: A polarizing filter was used for this image.)  A general view of the 17th hole is seen as a gallery of fans watch play during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2012 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Kathy BissellCorrespondent IMay 11, 2016

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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