U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Takes on 17th at TPC Sawgrass

With the World Cup set to kick off on June 12, squads from around the world are getting in some final friendly warm-up matches before taking the big stage in Brazil. The final stop for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team brought it to Jacksonville, Fla., where it will face Nigeria on Saturday.

Before the match, the team decided to pay visit to one of golf’s most legendary courses: TPC Sawgrass. The team received a tour of the Champions Locker Room before heading to the tee box of the famous 17th hole island green.

As expected, the players were excited to get their shot at the island green, asking for tips and just hoping to hit the ball, never mind the green.

Apparently, forward Aron Johannsson didn’t think he needed two attempts to hit the green …

… but he did.

Johannsson wasn’t the only player to find the water. Defender DeAndre Yedlin whiffed on his first attempt, and hit his second attempt into the hazard.

Three players did find the green, however. A job well done by Brad Guzan, Mix Diskerud, and Michael Bradley.

Forward Chris Wondolowski plans to keep his day job as a professional soccer player after finding the drink twice. 

Here are some other photos of the team’s visit to TPC Sawgrass:

And of course, the team drove off in style in its coach bus.

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