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However, I do feel the bunkers add something. For me, at least, the big right side fairway bunker has an unusual magnet like effect. It calls out for a tee shot aimed further right than any golf architecture student knows makes any sense.
. . . but for the better amateurs and tournament professionals with today's balls and clubs it would suck a lot of challenge out of the hole. †Davis Love III and Joey Sindelar were driving it to the front of the green in the mid-80's. Today it would be a drive and chip for a lot of the field.
. . . It seems to me that the green determines the strategy of the hole and that the bunkers try to camouflage it. . .
I like the bunkers, and believe they require even more thought while on the tee.