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Medinah Country Club
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 TOTAL
Yards 433 192 412 463 536 509 617 201 432 578 440 476 245 609 391 482 193 449 7658
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 72

No. 1

433 yards, Par 4

In 2012, the first change the players of the 39th Ryder Cup Matches will notice on Course No. 3 at Medinah Country Club will be on the first tee. The addition of a new back tee has lengthened the hole, and hitting a hybrid or 3-wood off the tee will mean a flatter lie in the landing area. The attempt to hit a driver may result in a hanging lie in the fairway. It might be wiser the leave the "big dog" in the bag. The green has a slight pitch, from back-to-front, with a Rees Jones collection area, back-left that needs to be avoided. The toughest hole placement is back-right, with only 18 feet of green behind the front-right bunker. It's an easy opening hole, compared to the rest of the course, and can give a player a false sense of security.

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Hole-by-hole descriptions by Michael J. Scully, PGA Director of Golf, Medinah Country Club

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