Course

Hole 8 Go to 7

No. 8

439 Yards
Par 4

 

A tough hole, with fairway bunkers left and right, and I have made it even tougher. I spoke with Jim McKenzie, the Director of Golf Courses and Estates at The Celtic Manor Resort, and asked that his team introduce a run-off to the right of the green. I want the pin on the right hand side here, and this will cause problems. It's a good hole and in truth your drive should find the straight and narrow. So again the second shot will be the key with greenside bunkers to the front and rear of the green as well as 'Monty's Incline' to now deal with. It takes you only six or seven paces away but it will be well below the green, so it really is a delicate one back.

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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