Where Does Baltusrol's 17th Rank Among Longest Holes in Majors?

Where Does Baltusrol’s 17th Rank Among Longest Holes in Majors?

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

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

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

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

4. 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol
No. 17, 649 yards

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

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

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

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

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

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