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PGA Championship 2016: Previewing the Final Major at Baltusrol
By Jessica Marksbury
Thursday, July 28, 2016

We know Baltusrol will be playing long this week -- especially the 17th hole, a par 5 that clocks in at a whopping 650 yards in length. Even the Tour's longest hitter, Dustin Johnson, may be hard-pressed to reach that green in two. But where does it rank in the hierarchy of the longest holes in major championship history? Spoiler alert: it's not the longest -- and it's not even close!

1. 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont
No. 12, 684 yards

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2. 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic
No. 16, 670 yards

Olympic's monster 670-yard, par-5 16th Hole

3. 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills
No. 5, 653 yards

No. 5 653 Yards, Par 5 This dogleg left is the longest hole at Southern Hills. To avoid the fairway bunkers and keep the ball in the short grass, many players will not even think of going for the green in two. Laying up to the ideal distance will be extremely important as the green has two large bunkers guarding the front and a hump in the front-middle section that can make putting extremely challenging.
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4. 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol
No. 17, 649 yards

17th Hole

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T5. 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine
No. 15, 642 yards

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T5. 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot
No. 12, 640 yards

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T7. 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional
No. 9, 636 yards

T7. 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine
No. 3, 636 yards

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9. 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits
No. 11, 618 yards

An alternate view of the 11th hole

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10. 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines
No. 13, 614 yards

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