Footsteps of the Greats

A slideshow of the trail of the TPC courses open to the public

Ever since Jerry Pate celebrated his 1982 Players Championship victory by throwing course architect Pete Dye and then-PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman into the water next to the 18th green at TPC Sawgrass, then diving in after them, TPC has been part of the golf lexicon.

Since then, the PGA Tour has developed a network of golf courses around the country that has hosted numerous events on which the greats of the game have competed and won.

While many TPCs are private clubs, like this week's PGA Tour site, TPC Southwind, there are 11 public properties that offer average players the unique opportunity to re-create some of the most memorable shots in golf history, from Lee Trevino's Skins Game hole-in-one at Alcatraz, the island-green 17th at PGA West's TPC Stadium layout, to Hal Sutton's "Be the right club today" approach at TPC Sawgrass' closing hole at the 2000 Players Championship.

Click the link below to start a tour of the TPC Trail, where you can follow the footsteps of the greatest golfers in the world.

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