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18 PAR 4 450 YDS AVG. SCORE (2011): 4.33 (3)


One of the most fearsome finishing holes on The Open rota, the 18th at Royal St George’s played to an average of 4.62 in 1985. Drives down the left side of the fairway bring a chain of three bunkers into play but offer the best angle to a small, narrow target with out of bounds five yards over the back. The green is framed by two bunkers and a shallow ridge which funnels balls left of centre into a dip known as ‘Duncan’s Hollow’. From there, Sandy Lyle needed two attempts to find the putting surface on his way to victory in 1985.

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