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Casey's Skinny On Pebble
Michael Bamberger
June 12, 2000
1. Par-4, 381 yardsThe approach is uphill, although it doesn't look it. In the morning take one more club. In the afternoon watch for a tailwind.
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June 12, 2000

Casey's Skinny On Pebble

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1. Par-4, 381 yards
The approach is uphill, although it doesn't look it. In the morning take one more club. In the afternoon watch for a tailwind.

2. Par 4, 484 yards
A par-5, no matter what the card says. If you play it in 18 strokes over four rounds, you'll be gaining on the field.

3. Par-4, 390 yards
Pebble is not a typical U.S. Open course. On certain holes you have to be aggressive, and this is the first of them.

4. Par-4, 331 yards
Enjoy your first glimpse of the ocean. Vow to put no balls in it.

5. Par-3, 188 yards
The new hole, designed by Jack Nicklaus, plays to his strength, the long iron fade. Play it.

6. Par-5, 513 yards
Think birdie. Let out some shaft on your drive and give yourself a chance to reach the green in two.

7. Par-3, 106 yards

Prettiest hole on the course. Downhill and often downwind, 7 can play 80 yards or less. Tee your ball up—you'll need the spin. An Open hole that plays 80 yards? Believe it.

8. Par-4, 418 yards

The greatest second shot in golf, according to Nicklaus. Be certain of the wind direction—remember what it was doing on the sixth—or you will never share Nicklaus's love for this hole.

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