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The Gamers honors Tiger Woods and the ‘higher than most’ putt 20 years later


It would simply be one of the vital well-known putts in golf historical past. And this 12 months, it turns 20 years outdated. In 2001, on Saturday at TPC Sawgrass, eventual champion Tiger Woods stood on the very again fringe of the well-known island inexperienced, gazing a 60-footer to the front-left gap on the par-3 seventeenth.

Two putts and a par was the aim. Midway there it was clear, as NBC announcer Gary Koch would describe, the putt was “higher than most.”

Final month, Woods was concerned in a critical single-car accident in Los Angeles. He’s recovering from vital leg accidents at Cedars-Sinai Medical Middle.

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Although Woods was not at TPC Sawgrass this week, the Gamers determined to commemorate the second and honor him.

So event organizers put the pin in the identical spot because it was in 2001. And the flag, as a substitute of the usual one used on the opposite holes, had the phrases “Higher Than Most” and “TW” and the date of the putt “March 24, 2001.”

Woods gained the Gamers twice — in 2001 and once more in 2013.