This week at the 3M Open, pro golfers are making the 18th hole at TPC Twin Cities look like most golf holes played by amateurs, a disaster. So far the field is 35 over par on this apparently difficult par 5. According to the PGA Tour, it’s playing as the hardest par 5 on tour this season.
Most professional golfers would be disappointed with a par on a par 5, so today’s stats on the 18th hole are a bit shocking. We witnessed seven, count that, seven triple bogeys. Sadly, Rickie Fowler took part in one of those triples.
Let’s take a look at the days statistics to see how bad the golfers played the 18th.
Carnage at the 18th about sums it up. Players shot 23 over par on this hole. When you look at the weekly stats for the course, the 18th totaled +35 and the rest of the holes totaled -85.
After watching the golf this week, the average golfer can smile a little as the professionals they admire are playing like they play. At least on one hole anyways.
What will the final round bring for the players? Will they learn how to hit fairways, avoid the water hazard (penalty areas for the new rules advocates) and/or do some course management? Who is going to play the 18th the worst in the final round? So many questions to consider before the first players tee off tomorrow.
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