Activities Sports & Athletics Records on TPC Sawgrass' 17th Hole Share PINTEREST Email Print Sports & Athletics Golf History Basics Gear Golf Courses Famous Golfers Golf Tournaments Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. our editorial process Brent Kelley Updated March 26, 2019 The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is one of the most famous in golf, and each year the hole plays a pivotal role in The Players Championship. What are the records for the hole - the bests and worsts and mosts - during Players Championship week? Records are listed below, including the number of balls hit into the water during each tournament. 01 of 02 Balls in the Water, Highest Score, Aces and More on the 17th Hole Scott Halleran/Getty Images How many balls are hit into the water each year on the 17th hole during The Players Championship? The PGA Tour has kept records on this only since the 2003 tournament. Here are the numbers: 2019 - 45 balls in the water on No. 17 2018 - 53 2017 - 69 2016 - 36 2015 - 45 2014 - 28 2013 - 44 2012 - 39 2011 - 40 2010 - 29 2009 - 32 2008 - 64 2007 - 93 2006 - 67 2005 - 68 2004 - 30 2003 - 29 What is the highest score on No. 17 during the Players?Bob Tway holds the record for worst score on the 17th hole during The Players Championship with a 12 in the third round of the 2005 tourney. Tway put four balls in the water, reached the green on his fifth attempt, then 3-putted. Has anyone birdied the 17th hole all four rounds of The Players Championship?Yes, that has happened twice in tournament history. Paul Azinger accomplished the feat first at the 1987 Players, then Kyle Stanley did it in the 2017 tourney. How many holes-in-one have there been at No. 17?There have been eight aces scored on TPC Sawgrass' No. 17 during The Players Championship: 2017 - Sergio Garcia, first round 2016 - Will Wilcox, second round 2002 - Miguel Angel Jimenez, first round 2000 - Paul Azinger, third round 1999 - Joey Sindelar, first round 1997 - Fred Couples, fourth round 1991 - Brian Claar, third round 1986 - Brad Fabel, first round What is the longest putt made on the 17th?That is a putt of 59 feet, 9 inches, made by Bernhard Langer during the second round of the 2008 tournament. (Note: Tiger Woods' 60-foot "better than most" putt in 2001 was from the fringe so, technically, under PGA Tour stat-keeping rules, doesn't count as a putt.) Who has made the most birdies on the 17th?That's Langer again with 24 career birdies on the TPC Sawgrass 17th. Hal Sutton is next on the list with 19. 02 of 02 Other Players Championship Records Involving the 17th Hole Birdie-Eagle StreaksThe record for best birdie-eagle streak at TPC Sawgrass during The Players Championship is 6-under over four holes by Fulton Allem in 1999. But two golfers have gone 5-under over four holes that include the 17th: Sergio Garcia: birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie on holes 14-17 in final round, 2011 Mike Heinen: birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie on holes 14-17 in third round, 1995 Best Score Over Final Four HolesThe closing stretch of four holes at TPC Sawgrass can be one of the most exciting "stretch runs" in golf. The best cumulative score over the final four holes at The Players Championship is 11: Rickie Fowler, fourth round, 2015 Seven other golfers have played the final four holes in 12 strokes: Sergio Garcia, fourth round, 2011 Vaughn Taylor, fourth round, 2006 Padraig Harrington, fourth round, 2004 Tommy Tolles, second round, 1997 Rocco Mediate, fourth round, 1996 Fred Wadsworth, first round, 1987 Gary Koch, fourth round, 1983 Most Consecutive Birdies in One RoundEight golfers have reeled off six consecutive birdies during the same round at The Players Championship. Tom Watson, Paul Azinger, Louis Oosthuizen, K.J. Choi and Tim Herron are five of them, but their streaks did not include the 17th hole. But three golfers' streaks did: Rocco Mediate, holes 13-18, fourth round, 1996 Dave Rummells, holes 16-18 and 1-3, second round, 1986 Fred Wadsworth, holes 15-18 and 1-2, first round, 1987 Note that Rummells and Wadsworth began their rounds on the back nine and their birdie streaks continued over to the front nine. That makes Mediate the only golfer to birdie each of the final six holes of TPC Sawgrass consecutively.