It is difficult to nail down any one signature hole at Muirfield. When pressed, Latshaw offers the finishing holes as perhaps as good as any. No. 16 is a 215-yard par 3 to a green framed by two large trees, fronted by a grassy swale and a large bunker, with another bunker guarding the rear. No. 17 is a tough 478-yard par 4 with trees to the right causing a blind approach from that side of the fairway with a small, rolling green that is heavily bunkered and fronted by a deep, rough-filled valley that can threaten the second shot off a short drive. No. 18 is a 444-yard par 4 bunkers at the corner of the dogleg right, a creek along the left tree line, and a large, two-tiered, heavily contoured green that is bunkered front left, front right, left, and rear right.
Weather: Cloudy skies Thursday give way to clear skies Friday through Saturday. A thunderstorm is possible on Sunday.
Yardage: 7,366 yards. Par 72. 76.3/149
Fun fact: The course was officially dedicated on Memorial Day, May 27, 1974, with an exhibition match between Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. Nicklaus shot a six-under par 66, which stood as the course record until 1979.