Par 4 / 455 yards
How it played out in 2005:
Eagles: 0 Birdies: 48 Pars: 318 Bogeys: 96 Others: 9
The championship tees were our pair’s undoing. Neil explains. “I couldn’t have hit my drive any better than on 15, and yet it was only five yards onto the fairway. That shocked me. I still had 226 yards for my second shot.”
IAN: 6 NEIL: 5
LUKE SAYS: “You must avoid the Cottage bunker on the left. A mid to long iron to a green that slopes from front to back.”
PADRAIG SAYS: There is one pot bunker, Sutherland, right in the middle of where you want your drive to land. It’s tiny and annoying, and often you can bounce left, or right, or over it. But, when it really matters, that bunker seems to gobble up balls; and coming down the stretch on Sunday afternoon it probably will again. As a result, a lot of guys will miss the fairway right.
This definitely presents a chance of a birdie if you can get a good tee shot away even though the green is tricky with a lot of swales.