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Golf Australia Express : Issue 48—PGA Championship
All the big players in golf see the huge potential growth—and huge dollars—that could result from a fruitful Olympic reintroduction. You need only look at the course rating of just a tick under 80 to realise just how wild this seemingly tame course can play. In comparison, this year’s US Open course at Olympic Club rated an ‘easy’ 76.5 by comparison. Asseems to be the Pete Dye way, it’s the par-3 17th [pictured above] that could make or break hearts on Sunday. The penultimate hole at the Ocean course has been coined “brutal”, “impossible”, “scary” and “pivotal” by top players and if the wind's up, the 223-yarder will witness the best golfers taking driver off the tee just to find dry land. It sets up to play a crucial part in the conclusion to the year’s final major. Ah, creating drama at the final hole of a major. Dye, you're a genius. Thar she blows! OTG COURSE THE