A fi­nale wor­thy of a ma­jor?

Zac Blair talks through one of the tough­est holes play­ers will face in 2017.

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The 4th hard­est hole on the 2016 PGA Tour, Quail Hol­low’s mag­nif­i­cent 18th is still the 494-yard beast of a par 4 it has been for years. The fi­nal chal­lenge of the in­fa­mous Green Mile which be­gins at the 506-yard 16th, the clos­ing hole is a gen­tle right-to-left dog-leg with a creek that runs all the way down the left side.

1 Hit a slight fade off the tee

I like to aim my tee shot down the left cen­tre of the fair­way and cut it to­wards the mid­dle. Any­thing in the short grass al­lows you to be some­what ag­gres­sive for your sec­ond, de­pend­ing on where the pin is.

2 Avoid the creek left and bunker right

The key at 18 is to get the ball in the fair­way. You must stay away from the creek and the bunker. Right is bet­ter than left cer­tainly, but get­ting on in two from that bunker is a re­ally de­mand­ing shot.

3 Club right to reach long, up­hill green

Any­thing in the short grass al­lows you to be some­what ag­gres­sive for your sec­ond, de­pend­ing on where the pin is. It’s a long green and get­ting the up­hill ap­proach all the way to a back pin is a tough way to fin­ish.

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