The par-three 17th hole has always been one of the favorites for spectators and one of the most challenging for the PGA TOUR pros because of the near-island green and the tricky distance from the teeing ground.
On average this picturesque hole has been the second toughest hole at Quail Hollow behind the closing 18th hole. That combination has provided a tradition of excitement at this 221-plus-yard hole.
In 2015, another historic moment took place here on Friday. Colt Knost, in danger of making the cut, made the first hole-in-one in tournament history here with a 3-iron from 227 yards. He followed his ace at 17 with a birdie on 18 to make the cut by one stroke.