ANA Inspiration About the Hole
This week focuses on the 11th hole at Mission Hills Country Club, a good opportunity for scoring that forces players to choose a strategy from the tee.
ANA Inspiration Opportunity
The easiest hole on the golf course, this reachable par 5 offers great reward for players who execute two perfect shots. After a successfully executed drive, a false front and sand traps will heavily influence decisions, making the safer play towards the back of the green. Varying pin placements add to the difficulty once players are on the 30-yard deep the green.
From the 536 yard tees, players have to commit to a bold strategy and shape the ball left to right around the tall trees guarding the right side if they want to reach the green in two. The further left players choose to play their tee shot, the longer the approach into this green protected by a false front and sand traps on three sides.
ANA Inspiration Insight
The Aon Insight is that an aggressive execution is rewarded on this hole. Players last year who reached the green in regulation (80%) made birdie or better 42% of the time and there have 15 eagles in the last 3 years.
The Aon Insight is that aggressive precision is rewarded on this hole. Players last year who reached the green in regulation (80%) made birdie or better 42% of the time and there have 15 eagles in the last 3 years.
ANA Inspiration Advantage
Especially at 480 yards, the 11th represents an excellent opportunity for players to pick up a stroke – or maybe two. Scores here have ranged from eagle to double bogey, so a bold game plan can pay dividends.
Even from the back tees, this hole is one players will feel they need to make birdie or better on. Scores here have ranged from eagle to double bogey, so a bold game plan can pay dividends.