Ryder Cup Logo Ryder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Hole 8
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Hole 8 - Mayfly Corner, Par 3, 173 yards/158 metres

Tom Lehman: Again this hole all depends on the wind. If the wind turns and comes from the east and is in your face it can be a five iron or a four iron to the back, which is a very tough shot with the water to the right. If the wind blows the normal way and helps from the right then it is a short iron hole. The wind is also pushing you away from the water so that makes it an easier shot. You will see some birdies on the eighth hole.

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Hole 8 elevation

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The Course

Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Palmer Course: 7335 Yards / Par 72
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
418 413 170 568 440 478 430 173 461 3551
4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 35
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
584 415 182 428 213 446 555 424 537 3784
5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 37
*Distance shown in yards.
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