Common Knowledge: The 18th at Torrey Pines is 95 ft. wide by 75 ft. deep. Two bisecting ridges create a bowl in each corner of the green that's where they set the pins. The Sunday pin for the last five Buick Invitationals has been in the front-left bowl, which is fronted by a lake to catch short approaches. At the Open, this is Saturday's target.
Local Knowledge: Since 2004, 25 percent of all Buick contestants have gone for the green in two. About 1 in 4 of these golfers are successful (38% of all scores during this year's Buick were either birdies or eagles), and most favor the right side even when the pin is cut on the left. This landing area takes the water out of play.