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Van Sickle: It wins the award for biggest clubhouse.
Shipnuck: You think Tim Finchem was overcompensating for something?
The Other Best Hole
WHAT'S THE STADIUM COURSE'S BEST HOLE THAT DOESN'T HAVE AN ISLAND GREEN?
Garrity: The 18th because it's borderline iconic. It's not quite the 18th at Pebble Beach—it certainly isn't close—but I'd rank it with Kapalua, Bay Hill and Doral for strong closing holes. Water all down the left side; there's trouble at the green; and you're playing it after you just survived the trauma of the 17th hole.
Van Sickle: How about that shot Graeme McDowell hit in 2011? He missed right, playing it safe, and the ball kicked onto the green, ran all the way across and trickled into the lake.
Shipnuck: He got what he deserved.
Bamberger: Spoken like Pete Dye himself.
Anonymous Pro: My favorite is the 13th, a cool par-3 that is overlooked because everyone focuses on 16 through 18. You can make anything from 1 to 6 there. The green is crowned right in the middle and falls off left, right and toward the back. It typifies how the course demands great iron play more than anything else. Phil made a sweet 1 there; a lot of guys have come close; and we've seen Charley Hoffman's putter go into the lake. It's a cool hole, even if the green is a little unfair.
Shipnuck: I like the 16th. It's the quintessential risk-reward hole. It often determines the winner. It's part of the lake amphitheater with 17, and it comes at a critical juncture in the round.