Hole fourteen

Published:

PAR 5
609 YARDS

How it plays: The drive will make the strategy here. A good one can catch a downslope, making the hole reachable in two; rough and more overhanging limbs hinder anything less.

Local knowledge: Once more the green slopes from back-to-front, making the job of pitching close a tricky one. Spin control will come to the fore on the third shot.

Michael J. Scully, PGA Director of Golf, Medinah Country Club: "The longer players have the advantage here if they can get the ball to the top of the hill. From there they will have a long iron or fairway metal into a green that is well guarded by bunkers and slopes significantly from back-to-front. It is hard to get the ball close on the third shot because of the slope in the green. The challenge here will be to contend with the overhanging Medinah trees."