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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 253
But a bunker and an overhanging tree lie middle-right, leaving a very long and difficult approach for those who fall foul of them. Then you need to stick your lengthy approach onto a small green, which was moved 80 yards to the left in 2013, just to dial up the danger even further. Now enveloped by water, stopping the ball on the green will be no mean feat, after a change from Bent to Bermuda grass. “The biggest change we’ve seen is the change in the greens,” Zach Johnson told Reuters. “Going from the Bent to the Bermuda is a substantial change and requires you to be really, really careful with your run-up and release.” Players are already discovering inconsistent results in their practice rounds, with shots that appear to be similar through the air experiencing markedly different results once they hit the deck. On the 16th green, that’ll spell trouble. THE UPPERCUT– Hole 17 RATED as arguably the most difficult par-3 on the course, it’s easy to see why that’s so at the 17th. The course’s signature hole, at 223 yards and with an almost-island green, it’ll ruin plenty of players’ days this week. Teeing off over water, PGA Championship aspirants need to carry it more than 190 yards. Pull it left? Watery grave. Leave it short? Watery grave. Push it long? Watery grave. Bail right? You’re probably in the greenside bunker or the rough, which is going to play extremely unpredictably. If the wind gets up, there are few more terrifying propositions out there this week.
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