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.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 1:26 p.m.

Aside from the par-3 17th, the short, par-4 12th has been the most talked about hole at TPC Sawgrass this week during the Players Championship.

Changes have been made to the hole since last year, most notably making it a drivable par 4. However, because of the water on the left side of the green with a closely-mown slope, many have shied away from going for it off the tee, electing instead to lay up and take their chances with a wedge.

And then there's world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

The way he played the hole on Sunday is unlike anyone else this week.

Johnson basically snap-hooked a fairway wood off the tee. It went so far left it was actually left of the water.

From the rough some 50 or so yards away, Johnson shot the ball over the water and within inches of the hole for a ho-hum birdie that was anything but ho-hum.

Here it is:

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