We complete our countdown of iconic moments from Players Championship history by recalling when a seagull disrupted play at TPC Sawgrass’ 17th hole.
Brad Fabel was the first golfer in Players Championship history to fire a hole-in-one on the signature par-three in 1986, but is best remembered for what happened 12 years later in golf’s “fifth major”.
Fabel hit his tee shot at the 17th on to the heart of the green, where a seagull was lurking close by and began walking towards his ball.
The seagull had a couple of attempts of grabbing hold of the ball before securing it in its beak and flying off, where the bird then promptly dropped it in the hazard.
With the crowd around the island green laughing at the bizarre incident, Fabel was allowed to place a new ball down without penalty – only to three-putt and card a bogey.
Click on the video above to relive the Sawgrass seagull!
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