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Pinehurst No. 2: Hole 18

Posted May 12
Updated June 2

Par 4, 451 yards, HCP 2/4

There’s a deep fairway bunker to the right and a greenside bunker short right that are tough.

Our take:

Gerald Owens, anchor/reporter: This hole has a slight dogleg to the right and I found the trap off the tee. Avoid that and you can easily get on in two. It has a large green protected by two massive bunkers.

Jeff Gravley, sports anchor: We played the 18th with the same pin placement from the U.S. Open of 1999. My drive went left and found a nice clump of wire grass. But the ball was sitting up and I had a shot to the green. That’s when I hit one of my best shots of the day, a “be-backer” I call them. You hit it, like it, and say, “I’ll be back to play golf again.” My shot from the wire grass landed in the center of the 18th green leaving me with a similar putt that Payne Stewart made to win the ‘99 Open. Of course, that’s all I kept thinking about on my walk to the green. Well, I gagged the putter and 3-putted for a bogey. Again, you score from 150 yards in and I failed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scoreboard
Local
14th
CHR 1
DUR 4
 
Final
TAM 0
MIL 5
Final
NYM 11
PHI 2
Final
CIN 4
ARI 5
Final
MIA 3
WAS 4
Final
HOU 8
OAK 1
Final
SFG 7
PIT 5
8th
BAL 4
ANA 3
 
Final
CLE 2
SEA 0
 
7th
DET 6
CWS 1
 
8th
BOS 1
TOR 6
 
6th
CHC 1
COL 3
 
5th
TEX 3
NYY 2
 
5th
KAN 0
MIN 1
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ATL
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
STL
14th
CHR 1
DUR 4