TPC Sawgrass: Hole 1
PAR 4, 423 YARDS
SCORING AVERAGE: 3.957
This fairly gentle opening hole with a touch of dogleg right about it, with a gaping, gleaming white bunker stretching down the right side. The fairway is fairly generous, but it still requires a precise tee shot; and drives favoring the right improving the angle into the long, narrow green.
Expect players to hit a long iron, hybrid or 3-wood off the first – a long fairway bunker, a lateral water hazard and grass bunkers await errant drives to the right, while dense trees guard the fairway to the left. As this is a medium-length par 4, the emphasis is again on accuracy for the second shot. Large maintained bunkers protect the front and left portions of the green. Grass bunkers in the front right, right and rear areas of the green protect the remainder of it.