TPC Sawgrass: Hole 9
PAR 5, 583 YARDS
SCORING AVERAGE: 4.735
The final hole on the front nine is a good birdie chance for much of the field. The landing area for the tee shot is wide and flat… problems start with the approach if players play to go for it in two (it’s much easier if they knock a mid-iron and a wedge on).
Oaks, pines and palms come into play down on the second shot, particularly down the left; you can easily catch an overhanging branch and find yourself stuck in the long trap that hugs the approach. The green is very thin and severely sloped from the front to the back right. A severely banked bunker guards the left and rear of the green, along with three tiny pots.