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I spent much of the day on the 6th hole. Playing into the wind i saw 1 birdie. Bogies, dubs and trips. Had to play close to 1.5 strokes over par. Has to be one of the hardest holes on tour. If they shaved the banks like they did when the green site was a par 3 I can’t imagine what the scores would have been.
Had to play close to 1.5 strokes over par.
Quote from: Rob Marshall on May 19, 2023, 08:01:39 PMHad to play close to 1.5 strokes over par. The 6th hole played at 4.75 today.
Prior to the new 5th hole being added, there was what appeared to be a maintained par three "practice hole" in the same spot. You can see this on pre-Green overhead shots.Was this hole ever put in play in any incarnation of Oak Hill?
The tournament is won by taking the fewest shots.Through three rounds, players are taking the most shots (4.99) on hole #4.Wouldn't #4 be the hardest hole?
Quote from: JLahrman on May 20, 2023, 09:49:26 PMThe tournament is won by taking the fewest shots.Through three rounds, players are taking the most shots (4.99) on hole #4.Wouldn't #4 be the hardest hole?Sure, if you like your leaderboards done by cumulative shots rather than over/under par!
This group has shown love for the “half par.” This was a half par. It so happens it was half+ par, not a half- par. Would you have liked it more if it were called a par 5?
Absolutely LOVE the new 5th. They can take dead aim and pay a price for the miss. From the 180 its been playing shorter than that w/ the pin up front.
Hot take: shaving the banks is stupid. Augusta National is the exception that proves the rule.