KPMG Women's PGA Championship About the Hole
This week focuses on the iconic 16th hole at Hazeltine National Golf Club, a course that hosted major championships including the PGA Championship, U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, and Ryder Cup.
KPMG Women's PGA Championship Opportunity
255 Yards - This iconic par 4, offers a reasonable scoring opportunity when set up from the forward tees. Players must choose a safer lay-up to set-up a wedge from a preferred angle and distance, or take on the chance to drive the green, guarded by Hazeltine Lake.
370 Yards - This is a daunting par 4 from the back tees and has been described by twice major champion Johnny Miller as "probably the hardest four par I ever played". The drive here requires a carry of 220 yards over Hazeltine Lake and must also be kept short of a creek on the left side of the fairway. Risk abounds on this hole and par here is a good score.
KPMG Women's PGA Championship Insight
255 Yards - The Aon Insight is that players must play to their strengths and evaluate their risk tolerance to set up the best opportunity at birdie – or even an eagle. For those not wanting to challenge the trouble surrounding the green, precision and execution remain crucial on approach to this narrow, elevated green angled away from the fairway. Hole locations along the right side of the green bring the lake back into play.
370 Yards - The Aon Insight is that precision and strategy should be used to set up an accurate approach which is mandatory for a good scoring opportunity here. The right rough can be penal off the tee while the narrow, elevated green angles away and is difficult to hold with approach shots. Hole locations along the right side of the green bring the lake back into play.
KPMG Women's PGA Championship Advantages
255 Yards - The signature hole at Hazeltine National, the picturesque 16th will entice players to drive the green. Players who are bold enough to take on the challenge and able to execute off the tee will be rewarded with a manageable look for birdie or better.
370 Yards - The signature hole at Hazeltine National, the picturesque 16th offers reward for the player who is able to execute a precise second shot into a green on a raised peninsula which falls off on all sides, including into the hazard in the back and on the right.