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ANA Inspiration
Rancho Mirage, CA
Mar 30 - Apr 02
Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Race to the CME Globe: 625 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $2,700,000
  • Par: 72
  • History: This event began in 1972. It became a major in 1983.
  • Yardage: 6,763

In 2017, So Yeon Ryu defeated Lexi Thompson with a birdie on the first playoff hole, the par five, 18th to win her second major championship and first victory on Tour since 2014.

Hole Description

Par 4: The course opener requires a tee shot down the middle. The three bunkers surrounding the green are the main challenge to this hole. The elongated green hosts some tough pin-placements, so the approach shot must be accurate.
Par 5: One of the longest holes on the course, this slight dogleg-left is bordered by traps down both sides of the fairway. Despite the downward slope which makes it hard to hold the green, this is one of the few true birdie holes at Mission Hills. Long hitters can hit the green in two.
Par 4: Hole 3’s uphill fairway makes it play longer than it is. The narrow landing area off the tee requires a long, straight shot. Often one of the toughest holes on the course, the large green is made more daunting by difficult pin placement.
Par 4: The slight dogleg-right demands an accurate drive. The uphill approach shot to the green is deceiving, and leaves many players scrambling to save par. The three bunkers guarding the green add to Hole 4’s difficulty.
Par 3: The fifth hole requires a precise iron shot over the water to the two-tiered green. With a rear pin placement, plenty of spin is needed to hold the ball on the top tier.
Par 4: At 391 yards, Hole 6 is a severe dogleg-left. Players who choose to go for it have to carry water and a row of palm trees. A safer tee shot is to the landing area down the right side. The welltrapped green slopes severely from back to front, causing most players to attempt to keep the ball below the hole.
Par 4: At 395 yards, prevailing winds often come into play on this sharp dogleg-left. The ideal tee shot lands to the left-center of the fairway. This is the only way to take the trap and mound on the right and trees on the left out of the approach shot.
Par 3: Hole 8 is short on yardage and long on intimidation. The elevated green guarded by two traps taunts the player from the tee.
Par 5: Finishing off the front nine is the longest hole of the course. A sharp dogleg-left, the tee and second shots are tight, tree-lined target areas. The subtle undulations on the green often surprise many a golfer.
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