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Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
Rogers, AR
Jun 28-30
  • June 28 Golf Channel (ET) 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • June 29 Golf Channel (ET) 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • June 30 Golf Channel (ET) 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Pinnacle Country Club
Rogers, AR
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 54 holes
  • Purse: $2,000,000
  • Par: 71
  • History: This event began in 2007.
  • Yardage: 6,331

Nasa Hataoka entered the final round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G in a share of the lead. Hataoka made four birdies in a near flawless front nine to build a five stroke lead and cruised to her first career win with a 8-under, 63 on Sunday and a three-day score of 21-under.

Hole Description

Par 4: Finding the fairway on this short par 4 will be a premium. Front pin placements are a challenge for any player hitting a second shot from the rough. Anticipate most players using irons and hybrids to keep it in the fairway.
Par 5: A 3-shot par 5 with a very challenging approach will provide a lot of entertainment. The area to the left of the green features a shaved bank sloping dramatically towards a lateral water hazard. Tee shots will be 3 woods and driver. The 2nd shot is key to this hole in that players must position their shots to the left side of the fairway 135 to 100 yards from the green. 2nd shots landing in the right rough are dead.
Par 3: Featuring an angled green positioned beyond a lake, this short hole requires a precise shot from the tee. Most players will take a par and move thankfully to the next hole. The position of the green has a tendency to catch up-drafts that impact balls more than a player can feel from the tee.
Par 4: Two fairway bunkers frame the left side of the fairway but the preferred target is the right side of the fairway adjacent to the lateral water hazard running the length of the right side of this hole. The approach shot from this position provides an angle slightly away from a shaved greenside bank sloping to the water hazards. Shot from the left side of the fairway nearest the bunkers require approach shots over a front left greenside bunker and towards the water hazard. Any shot landing on the right side of the green has a significant chance of rolling into the hazard. Players will have to weigh the option of length with driver or positioning with 3 wood resulting in a longer approach shot. A very dangerous hole.
Par 4: Going for the green in 1 is not recommended due to the difficult rough and bunkers that surround the target area. Front and middle pin settings bring the fairway bunkers into play. A back pin permits players to hit further down the fairway to provide an approach missing right greenside bunkers.
Par 3: Water lurks left and long on this lengthy, challenging par 3. A front right greenside bunker prohibits a “run-up” shot. A bunker on the left side of the putting surface will save balls from ending up in the lake. On a windy day, par becomes a valued score. Precision is required.
Par 5: A fairway bunker in the right center of the fairway calls for an exact shot. Longer hitters can carry it, but a front, greenside bunker may cause players to re-think going for the green in two. Most players will opt for a driver off the tee as par can be made from all fairway bunkers.
Par 4: This par 4 presents the most challenging tee shot on the front side. Players must carry the right side of the fairway far enough to clear the trees on the left. A deep greenside bunker stands on the right. A “middle of the green” approach shot is a good idea. Due to the length of this hole driver off the tee will be the choice club.
Par 4: A fairway bunker on the left will force players to aim to the right or short of the bunker. A well protected uphill green with a false front makes it difficult to hit the ball close. This hole will provide the greatest option of club selection for tee shots. The positioning of the fairway bunker dictates positioning of tee shots.
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