The approach into the 520-yard par- 4 first hole at Olympic Club.
B Also playing tough will be the newly
lengthened par- 3 eighth. It’s now 60 yards
longer than it was in 1998 and stretches to 200
yards. Olympic already had another diminutive
par 3 on the back side (the 154-yard 15th).
“One short par 3 is fine,” said Pat Murphy,
the chairman of Olympic’s green committee
in 2008. “But two short par 3s just don’t work
in this day and age.”
Neither, apparently, do unnecessarily
long walks or pedestrian traffic jams near
the scoring tents. To that end, the USGA has
decided the “split tee” policy, begun 10 years
ago at Bethpage Black, will continue but the
two tees will be No. 1 and No. 9. (not 1 and 10).
There will be, as is the recent custom at
the U.S. Open, a potentially drivable par 4. It
will be the seventh, listed at 288 yards. How
many players actually have the risk/reward
appetite for “taking on” that shot, immedi-
ately after fighting through the first six holes,
remains to be seen.
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