"Pin placement" means "the location of the hole and flag ('pin') on the putting green".
It's traditional to move the hole to a new location on the green each day during a multi-day tournament. By putting the hole in different locations, the tournament committee can vary the challenges posed to the golfers. Different shots will be required to reach each hole, depending on its location. A competitor may have to cross a bunker one day, survive a large and terraced green the next or maybe they'll even be forced to perform a "bump-and-run" chip to carry some other difficult obstacle.
By switching the pin placement, a tournament course stays challenging to even the most adaptable player, forcing them to use all the shots in their repertoire.
Pin Placement PDFs
* The following links are to PDF documents requiring the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or comparable application
- Sunday's Five Shots of the Day
- Team USA needs another Brookline miracle
- Sunday pairings an orderly list for Team USA
- Saturday's Five Shots of the Day
- No laughing matter: Team USA falls into 11-5 hole
- Team USA rallies on Saturday morning
- Sutton shuffles lineup for Saturday's four-balls
- Frightful first day for Team USA
- Q&A: PGA of America director of instruction Martino
- Nightmare morning for Team USA