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Introduction
HoleParYards
14435
25575
34350
43205
54435
63180
74410
85570
94460
OUT363,620
104495
114490
123155
135510
144440
155500
163170
174425
184465
IN363,650
Total727,270

Peter Alliss' Course Guide




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This is the third of the par threes and it has always fascinated me that when there are no spectators there, it is completely open. There are two or three acres of beautifully mown grass. You walk up to this big elevated tee and you look across this wonderful grass.

The stream is wide enough for Jonathan Edwards to hop, step and jump over. It must be 10 feet wide or more, with a bank with a bunker in it and then there's the green, which is wide but narrow.

They all talk about the swirling winds and how difficult it is to select the right club here. We've seen some dreadful golfing disasters here over the years - I think the highest score here has been an 11 or a 13 or something. Curtis Strange, when he looked certain to win, once dumped a few in the water, while others have had enormous bits of luck.

I remember Freddie Couples pitching short and he should have gone back in the water, but for some reason it stuck and he chipped up and got his par before going on to win the title. It's a fascinating hole and I think that, because of the history it has, people get a little bit afraid, when perhaps they'd be better off if they just whacked it towards the middle of the green and didn't try to be too clever.



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