Hole 9 - Carolina Cherry

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PAR 4 - 460 YARDS

A good driving hole, quite tight. How far you get down there will dictate how much the second shot is uphill.

There’s a plateau off the tee at around the 300-yard mark where it’s an 8-iron, but a big hitter can get to the bottom of the hill where it’s a wedge. It’s very sheltered from the wind at the bottom of this fairway so I always try and walk up the hill to get a view of the flags on the back of the driving range.

Edoardo Molinari – "Not a long hole but you need to hit a good drive, on the fairway, to get all the way down the hill. From there, the second shot is very difficult because you’re playing from a downslope onto an elevated green. There are three tiers on that green so you have to be on the right level to have a decent birdie chance. On the front nine, I would say this is one of the easier holes, unless the flag is placed all the way up at the back."

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