"It's tight right out of the chute. If you pull it a hair you can clip the trees on the left, and if you push it a hair you can clip the trees on the right. It's one of those drives where you used to try to draw it, but now it's almost better to aim down the left and hit a fade because you can't hit it way down there anymore. And you're better off being in the right trees than the left trees.
It used to be a driver and a wedge, but it's not anymore. I've never played with anyone who has hit less than driver there. When it's firm maybe Tiger could hit that stinger three-wood, but it's one of those holes where the more distance off the tee, the better.
It's easier for me to hit a cut than a draw, but it all depends on my swing that day and how I'm feeling. Ideally, you'd hit it dead straight, but it's probably about a five-yard fade for me. From that tee I'm simply trying to keep it on the left edge of the right trees."
Encroaching trees will swallow up any tee shot that's even slightly pulled or pushed. Ideal landing spot: left edge of the trees on the right.
Either Crushed or Cooked
Par-4, 505 yards
By Charles Howell