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Hole 9 Go to 8

No. 9

580 Yards
Par 5

 

This will be an exciting hole as we will be playing each day from the forward tee so the green is reachable in two. You're going to see a number of birdies -- especially in the fourballs. Nevertheless you must be careful with the drive to avoid two menacing bunkers to the right. If you pass the first test then the next one is to find the sanctuary of the green and most importantly avoid the huge bunker front right, which recently received a facelift, and the very deep pot bunker on the left. If the pin is back left and you go in that pot bunker, you will not see the bottom of the flag. By the way there is 2,500 tons of sand in the bunkers on The Twenty Ten and at £30 a ton that provides a good indication of what it costs to build a well protected, great course.

Hole descriptions provided by Team Europe Captain Colin Montgomerie and reproduced by kind permission of The European Tour Yearbook, the 23rd edition of which can be ordered from www.europeantour.com and will include a chapter on The 2010 Ryder Cup.

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