At 81 yards, the Los Angeles Country Club’s par-3 15th Hole on Sunday is a Saturday the shortest hole in the The History of the U.S. Open.
Golfers can only fully understand the The mental torture that such a tiny challenge can cause. but Here is a way of understanding the situation: No one likes a hole where it’s easier to throw the Ball on the Greener than hitting it with a golfclub.
Add to the Third-round set up – severely sloped green at 15; massive bunkers surround. the Target area, and knee-high knotty grass everywhere. And — oh, yes — the Approach shot uphill with a strong wind. the players’ backs.
Who wants to be the first? Brooks Koepka – five time major champion – how about you?
Didn’t Koepka suggest earlier this week that L.A. Country Club might be too easy? He expressed concern about A “birdiefest.” Perhaps he was thinking of a golf hole shorter than 100 yards. It was the old U.S. Open The hole measured 92 yards. the 2010 event.)
Koepka finished his round on Saturday with a score of three points below par. the Top 10 when he first stepped out the 15th. His tee-shot was a flop. the Touch required and soar to the Back of the green. He missed his first putt. Next putt was much longer. His third putt was just plain wrong the hole. Koepka tapped in for a double bogey and is now extremely unlikely to win a sixth major at this year’s Open.
Who’s next? Don’t be shy.
Tom Kim is next. the hottest golfer in the The early waves of players on Saturday the 15th tee. Kim made 7 birdies while he conquered 5,637 yards at the L.A.C.C. He had just made par at the previous hole. Just a few minutes ago, he had made par. the Fearsome par-5, 627 yard 14th-hole.
How difficult could an 81 yard hole really be?
Kim tried to flip a neat little wedge with finesse. One The distance was only about 2 yards. the Green and trod backwards in a yawning bunker. The blast of the Sand bound the Back of the Green, 22 feet away the hole. Kim was furious as he looked over his shoulder and shook his head after two putts. the 15th green.
Kim summarized his rounds after the first round the A tiny but diabolical challenge is presented on Saturday the The historic 15th Hole
“If you’re long, you’re dead,” “He said” “If you’re short, you’re dead. You don’t want to bail out left because then you have a 40-footer down the hill. A bogey from 80 yards isn’t great stats-wise, but, you know, a double bogey is definitely in play there.”
Kim finished the Three under par day for the Tournament is still open.
Bryson DeChambeau, golf’s mad scientist, looked very determined during his time on the 15th tee. He didn’t even blink when an unintentional shot almost hit his face. the Keith Mitchell was a rival competitor who walked the 14th fairway. DeChambeau made par after pitching a wedge from 10 feet.
“I’m the happiest man alive that I hit that green,” “He said” “Super happy.”
DeChambeau chose to use a 60 degree wedge, and set his ball higher than normal in order to increase spin and loft.
“Very difficult, demanding shot,” He added. “Par is a great score.”
Even if it’s only 81 yards?
“I’d rather it be longer tomorrow,” DeChambeau finished with a score of three-under par.
This hole was not one of the easiest to play. the most difficult holes on the golf course on Saturday. It seems surprising that the Score Average on the Hole was 2.92. 11 birds, 4 bogeys, and one obvious double bogey were recorded. the Field of 65.
There are 49 of the best golfers in the World made equal, but no better on An 81-yards hole. As is said often, golf is an opposites game. As an example, it is important to hit the ball down. on the Ball to cause it to go up. This is how it works. the The 15th hole the Third Round of the Perhaps the 2023 national championship golf tournament is perfect.
Shane Lowry, the British Open Champion, you may have put it best.
“It was different, and that’s interesting,” He smiled as he spoke. “Different is OK. But I had a plan. The plan was par.”