About the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship
This week focuses on the picturesque par-5 15th hole at Lake Merced Golf Club.
LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship Opportunity
This straightaway par-5 presents a clear scoring opportunity, as longer hitters will have an opportunity to go for the green in two, and shorter hitters will set up a short wedge into the green. The fairway is pinched in by fairway bunkers and lined by deep rough on both sides. Any tee shot off the fairway will require a lay-up to ensure no worse than par. The green, slightly elevated and protected by five bunkers, can be tricky to negotiate, especially when approaching with a longer club.
LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship Insight
The Aon Insight is that in 2018, 88% of the field hit the green in regulation, resulting in players making birdie or better 43% of the time. A total of 155 birdies and 9 eagles were recorded.
LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship Advantage
With scores ranging from eagle to bogey, and nine total eagles recorded in 2018, the insight is clear: the potential reward outweighs the risk on this hole. Players who find the fairway off the tee should choose the more aggressive play.