Like some of the most iconic stadiums before it, the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is going through a major renovation ahead of the 2017 Players Championship.
Improvements to the PGA Tour’s crown jewel — which began two days after this year’s Players Championship — include: 18 new putting surfaces, drastic changes to the 6th, 7th and 12th holes, as well as a facelift for the main entrance, parking lots and the practice facility.
The Tour recently released two videos (which can be seen below) showing the progress of the renovations. Once you get past the initial cringe of watching one of the most iconic golf courses go through what looks like torture in the first video, the second video really gives a great look at just how much work goes into a significant renovation project.
In the first video you will see the maintenance crew scraping the Miniverde Bermuda grass off the greens and replacing it with Tifeagle Bermuda on the island green as well as removing more than 75,000 cubic yards of dirt from a man-made hill between the par-4 6th and par-4 7th.
Next is a look at the renovation project by the numbers:
We now have even more to look forward to next May as the best players in the world take on this Pete Dye gem.