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No. 17

211 Yards
Par 3


A severe slope left to right in the green here means that club selection is key, especially if the wind is up, and the shape of the shot is also important. If it did turn out to be hard and fiery, anything hit left to right can move on the slope and if you roll off the green then it can be a very awkward recovery. This is a vital hole in any match if it gets this far. You can be one up, all square or one down but whatever you are, this is it, this is Ryder Cup pressure and you will know it when you are standing on that tee. However if you make the right club choice here you can make birdie which, given the state of your particular match, could be the most important birdie you will make all day.

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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