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TOTO Japan Classic
Shiga, Japan
Nov 02-04
  • November 01 Golf Channel (ET) 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • November 02 Golf Channel (ET) 11:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
  • November 03 Golf Channel (ET) 10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Seta Golf Club
Sjoga, Japan
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 54-hole stroke play, no cut is made
  • Purse: $1,500,000
  • Par: 72
  • History: This tournament started in 1973.
  • Yardage: 6,608

Nasa Hataoka closed with a 67, capped by a birdie on the final hole, to win the TOTO Japan Classic by two strokes, adding to an LPGA storyline in which globetrotting stars have risen to the occasion on home soil in 2018.

Hole Description

Hole01
A slight downhill tee sets up a chance to reach this par-5 in two. The two-tiered green has a strong undulation, avoid being above the pin at all costs. A great birdie opportunity hole.
Hole02
A short par-4 . Keeping the tee shot in the center or right of the fairway is more important than how far one carries it. Even with a short second shot, the elevated green makes it difficult to see the green. The green has a gentle uphill undulation from front to back and to the left.
Hole03
A slight left dogleg par-4. Best to hit the tee shot to the right of the fairway. Small uphill green with little undulation.
Hole04
A straight par-4. Keep the tee shot left of the fairway by aiming left. The elevated green has a slight uphill slope in the front, but the backside is faster than it looks.
Hole05
The only hole with the same elevation from tee to green. A relatively short hole but the sand trap in front of the green may seem a bit intimidating, but the green is large and players can take dead aim for the pin.
Hole06
The longest par-4. An accurate second shot will be required since it slopes to the left. Miss the green, and one will end up in a deep guard bunker. From the 100 yard mark a 10 meter elevated green awaits. There’s little undulation but avoid landing the ball pin high.
Hole07
The only dogleg right par-5. There are trees and a ravine to the right, but a player confident in distance and accuracy can take a short cut over the right. This is where a player needs distance, accuracy and courage. The right hand guard bunker is deep and there is little undulation on the green.
Hole08
A five meter downhill par-3. Small green with undulation makes this a difficult hole.
Hole09
A slight dogleg right par-4. Aiming for the left side of the fairway is best. The uphill second shot makes it difficult to calculate the yardage for the next shot. A gentle uphill green with very little undulation.
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