About the TOTO Japan Classic
This 476 yard Par 5 plays uphill to a narrow green pitched severely from back to front. After a drive into the fairway, the player will need to choose to either go for the green, setting up a potential birdie, or lay up into an area guarded by 5 bunkers. A poor second shot going for this green in two leaves the player in a tough spot playing for par.
TOTO Japan Classic Opportunity
This par 5 plays uphill to a narrow green pitched severely from the back to the front. Playing as the fourth-easiest hole on the course, players will want to take advantage of this reachable par-5.
TOTO Japan Classic Insight
Aon Insight – The risk/reward decision comes into play on the second shot. Players must hit a drive of 250 yards in order to go for the green in two, but a failed attempt to go for the green will leave the player in a difficult position playing for par. However, the lay-up area is protected by five bunkers, complicating the decision to lay-up or go for it.
TOTO Japan Classic Advantage
Two well-executed shots can set-up a putt for eagle or a two-putt birdie. Although no eagles were recorded in 2018, this hole saw 32% of the field make birdie, with 90% of the field hitting the green in regulation or better.