Rickie Fowler aces island-green 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass

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It may have come a day before it actually counts, but Rickie Fowler isn't going to argue about making a hole-in-one on one of the most iconic holes in golf.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 11:38 a.m.

Sure. It's only a practice round, but any time you can say you aced the par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, that's pretty special.

And, it's precisely what 2015 Players Champion Rickie Fowler did on Wednesday.

Thankfully for all of us, Golf Channel had its cameras rolling at the most famous island green in all of golf:

Fowler's playing partner and good buddy Justin Thomas didn't seem too pleased about the ace:

There's something about holes in one when Fowler and Thomas when they play together. The pair had back-to-back aces in the Par 3 Contest at the 2016 Masters.

Remember that?

Fowler's history on the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass is better than anyone in recent memory too.

He birdied the hole three times in a row on his way to victory in 2015 -- once in regulation and twice in the playoff.  

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.