30 Oct '14, 3pm

TPC Sawgrass is losing one of its most recognizable features

Don't worry, the 17th hole's island green hasn't eroded away, but TPC Sawgrass announced on Twitter the tree overhanging the sixth tee on the Stadium Course will be no more. You know, the one that makes it seem like golfers at the Players are teeing off through an actual window. It's a sad day at TPC Sawgrass, as we are losing one of the most recognizable trees on property, due to poor health. pic.twitter.com/DavXa9kfm9 — TPC Sawgrass (@TPCSawgrass) October 30, 2014 Sad from a visual perspective perhaps, but pros probably won't miss the visually-intimidating tree that altered strategy on the short par four. Bob Estes, for one, was quick to chime in. Related: America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses "We were only a few years away from having to tee off with a putter. #truth" UPDATE: The PGA Tour has released a statement about the removal of the tree. Here's a snippet: The overha...

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