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TPC at Heron Bay, 18th hole

TPC at Heron Bay, 18th hole Par 4, 450 yards If your nerves are a problem, Heron Bay's finishing hole will expose them. With water right and a pair of big bunkers left, architect Mark McCumber makes you hit a white-knuckle drive. When the wind is ripping right to left, it's difficult to get yourself to hang the ball over the water to compensate for the wind. The right bunker is a common bail out, but it leaves a difficult fairway bunker shot to a green bordered by water right and a bunker left. Two strong shots are required here. "You always feel tension on this hole," says TPC pro Chad Kurmel. "The water hazard is in the back of your mind, and you want to hit it as far away as possible. I aim at the left bunker, and if the ball cuts, that's OK." Get more details about this course.
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