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The Thailand Classic’s 17th green requires a boat to access, gives TPC Sawgrass a run for its money

February 14, 2023

While all eyes this week are on Tiger Woods’ return to PGA Tour action at Riviera, there’s another golf throwback on the schedule as well. For the first time since 2016, the DP World Tour will return to Thailand for the Thailand Classic at Amata Spring C.C. in Bangkok. There players will be greeted by lush greenery, spicy food, and an island green that makes TPC Sawgrass’ iconic 17th hole look like a relaxing tropical vacation. Check it out.

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Players will need to literally be ferried to the green, which also happens to be the course’s 17th in a nice homage to the home of next month’s Players Championship. How that impacts pace of play remains to be seen, but it certainly makes for a great spectacle, especially against the backdrop of the nearby temples.

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Say what you want about TPC Sawgrass, but they don’t have those in Ponte Vedra …

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