LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 30: The 12th hole as seen during the third round of the 2010 Farmers Insurance Open on January 30, 2010 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07: Patrons watch the play on the 11th green during the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images for Golfweek)
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Ian Poulter of England plays his shot out of the trees on the 14th hole during the continuation of the fourth round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course on March 2, 2015 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 04: JB Holmes walks up onto the 18th green to secure victory in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club on May 4, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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It was on the back nine at Augusta National where Woods's length shone brightest. As you can see, he's driven the ball right up along the crosswalk.
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This 1976 Jack Nicklaus-design has played host to 28 RBC Canadian Opens. It features greenside amphitheaters that taught Pete Dye about Stadium Golf, which frame holes 11-15, the Valley holes, which are crisscrossed by 16-Mile Creek. Toughest is the 14th, where the water slashes the fairway on a diagonal, creating tee shot havoc.
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Solid second day 69 at the #bmwpgachampionship. Amazing crowds. Wentworth is playing tricky today.
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The 16th-hardest hole on the PGA Tour in 2016 (4.392) and so far the 15th-toughest in 2017 (4.257) is this consistently nasty two-shot hole, that is actually a converted par-5, with water hugging the entire left side. Just ask Rickie Fowler, who double-bogeyed the sixth during the final round of the 2017 Honda, yet managed to hold on for the victory.
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Disaster and the closing hole at the Golf Club of Houston go hand-in-hand, with no greater proof than in 2014. Shell Houston Open leader Matt Kuchar came to the 488-yard par-4 and dunked his approach into the lake on the left, when staying dry would have won him the tournament. A stroke average in 2016 of 4.391 shows that the hole has claimed many victims besides Kuchar.
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The 21-year-old's swing was as flexible and strong as the Tour had yet seen.
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"I love wearing shorts and heels. Being in Florida, I'm shorts all the way," she says.
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Woods played nearly flawless golf Friday, making five birdies and an eagle to just one bogey.
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The opener at Augusta National Golf Club is no breeze. Finding the bunkers on the right side of the fairway brings bogey into play, and the green is one of the most difficult at Augusta. No five-footer is safe. It played an average of 0.360 strokes over par in 2016 and a ridiculous .462 over par in 2017.
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Pacific Palisades, CA - February 19: Kevin Na (red) pitches for the green on the 12th Hole during Round 4 of the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club Golf Course on February 19, 2017 in Pacific Palisades, CA. (Photo by Paul Mounce/Getty Images)
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As of late March, the toughest par-3 on the PGA Tour in 2017 is this handsome but hard-hearted test that averaged 3.307 strokes for those who dueled with it at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Left-to-right winds off the ocean complicate the mid-iron shot to a green framed by dunes and protected by three bunkers short and left--the middle one especially nasty--and by a large hidden bunker to the right.
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POTOMAC, MD - May 6: The 11th fairway at Congressional Country Club lost the bunkers next to the stream creating a new challenge for amatuers and pros alike. Tiger Woods had trouble with this hole prior to the changes. He now faces a different challenge should he play the blue course at Congressional Country Club where the 2011 U.S. Open will be held. Shot Thursday, May 6, 2010 in Potomac, Md. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images) StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Thu May 6 14:28:02 2010
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Home to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, the 1st hole at El Camaleon sports a cave in the middle of the fairway, but its toughest test, however, is the 14th. The hole slithers through dense mangroves and is inevitably into the wind, which invariably affects approaches to an elevated green guarded by deep bunkers. It ranked as the 19th-hardest hole in 2016, with a 4.381 stroke average.
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Had a great time kickin' it with @dudeperfect today! @jonrahm found a sweet belt