CREDIT: Patrick Drickey/StoneHouse Golf (Shinnecock); Robert Beck/SI (Lehman)
"If I had one last round to play in the U.S., it would be at Shinnecock Hills. They have 18 great holes not a bad one in the bunch. The setting is spectacular, with the clubhouse on the hill and the breeze off the ocean. There's a great combination of long and short holes. When you set up the par-3 7th, a redan, for normal play not like they had it in 2004 [at the U.S. Open] it's superb. The 6th hole, the par 4 with the pond, is exactly what a long hole should be. Every hole fits the terrain perfectly. It's the greatest test of golf I know."