How it plays: The newish fairway bunkers encourage a draw off the tee. The green has been elevated, deepening the bunkers that protect the putting surface.
Local knowledge: The right side of the fairway leaves the best line in. Chase a back-right pin position at your peril; the run-off area behind will make an up-and-down a rare event.
Michael J. Scully, PGA Director of Golf, Medinah Country Club: "This finishing hole was no easy bargain during the 2006 PGA Championship. Off the tee, Rees Jones added a group of bunkers to work the ball from right-to-left. On the approach, the green has been raised in the air almost one story high, and is flanked by some steep bunkers. The green, itself, is pitched from back-to-front, with a collection area in the back-right, with up and down to a back-right hole location almost impossible. The 18th could produce a dramatic finish to another storied event at Medinah."