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Alternate Shot: Danger island

3/29/2005

It's a mere 137 yards from the tee to the hole. Yet it can be 137 yards of sheer terror – golf's equivalent of Freddy Krueger.

The legendary par-3 17th hole, on an island at the TPC at Sawgrass, will once again challenge the psyches, stomachs and skills of the PGA Tour's top players during this week's Players Championship.

But while it can humble even the best golfers, is the 17th more exciting than any hole in golf? ESPN.com's Bob Harig and Golf World's Ron Sirak have different takes on just how thrilling the 17th really is.

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