A cluster of pines is starting to mature on the right side
of the fairway, making it critical to be straight off the tee.
The green can be reached in two with a good drive, but a pond
guards the front and there is a bunker to the right. Even for
those laying up, the third shot requires a precise wedge.
Appleby's take: "It used to be a hole where you
could really bomb it right to left, hit it well over 300 yards,
and think about birdie. Nowadays you really don't have a tee
shot that's right to left at all. You want to sneak it up the
right side to get a cleaner shot at the green. Being in normal
conditions, you have driver off the tee and long iron into that
hole. Long is the safest option for approach shots, but also
one of the trickiest chips you're going find on the golf course.
Your chip comes up 10-20 yards of slope, but then staight down
the green to the water. Very simple, flat green. It just slopes
one way. If you get on in two, you're definitely taking a big
Famous Moment: Gene Sarazen hit 4-wood from
235 yards into the hole for a 2 in 1935, the most famous
albatross in golf.
Hall of Shame: Geoff Ogilvy was in contention
late Saturday in 2007 when he put two balls in the water with a
wedge and made a 9, sending him to an 81 in the third round.