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Golf tips: Train your brain to tackle an intimidating hole

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There are few holes in golf as intimidating as the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass. But with the right training and mindset, you can make holes like that play a lot easier than they look.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Monday, May 15, 2017 | 9:01 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


VIDEO: Rafa Cabrera Bello makes albatross at par-5 16th hole

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Rafa Cabrera Bello's "2" on the par-5 16th hole at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday was the first on that hole in Players Championship history.
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Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 5:53 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


VIDEO: Yuta Ikeda hits railroad tie behind 17th green, ball bounces backwards onto green

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The tee shot that Yuta Ikeda hit on the par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday needs to be seen to be believed.
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Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 5:35 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Watch: Louis Oosthuizen back in the mix after holing long eagle putt

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Louis Oosthuizen drained a long eagle putt at the par-5 11th hole Sunday to get back near the top of the leaderboard in the final round of the Players Championship.
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Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 5:12 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Rory McIlroy chips in for dazzling par on 14th hole at TPC Sawgrass

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It hasn't been the best week on the course at TPC Sawgrass for Rory McIlroy -- back pain included -- but he made a brilliant par at the par-4 14th on Sunday.
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Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 4:36 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Ian Poulter stays near top of Players leaderboard with fantastic par save on No. 9

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Facing a difficult par putt on the ninth hole at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday, Ian Poulter somehow knocked it in to extend his bogey-free streak at the Players Championship to 37 holes.
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Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 4:27 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


You've got to see how Dustin Johnson played the par-4 12th hole at TPC Sawgrass

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There are a lot of ways to play the drivable par-4 12th hole at TPC Sawgrass. But the way Dustin Johnson played it on Sunday is like nothing we've seen this week.
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Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 1:26 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Phil Mickelson hits 'rip draw sand wedge' to near perfection on 17 at TPC Sawgrass

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Phil Mickelson told caddie, Bones, precisely the type of shot he wanted to hit into the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday and then went ahead and executed it.
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Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 12:31 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Billy Hurley III cans 50-footer for birdie

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Billy Hurley III was probably thinking "lag it up and tap in for par" when he faced a 50-footer at the par-4 12th hole on Sunday. Instead, he knocked it in for an unlikely birdie.
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Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 12:14 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


No shoes, no socks, no problem for latest PGA Tour Champions winner John Daly

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John Daly, the latest winner on the PGA Tour Champions, enjoyed himself immensely this week at the Dallas Cowboys annual golf outing.
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Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 2:12 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


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