Golfers generally use a driver off the tee - there is no reason for a 3-wood or a 1-iron. The idea is to get as much distance as you can. The drive must go straight. Fade it and you are in the sand or the trees. Hook it and you've just landed in the 'Pan Am Office,' the tree-strewn area where you can start making your reservations home if you are unfortunate enough to land there.
If you have driven well, it is time to think about going for the green in two. The green breaks sharply to the right, so the toughest pin positions are left. The course is generally set up on Sunday for a back left pin, though the front left is also among the most severe. Two narrow bunkers guard the entrance to the green.
The shot to the green must be to the right side, even if it's in the front right bunker. It's not much of a problem for most players to get up and down for a 4 from there. However, on the days when the pin is placed right, there is no advantage to being right.
Seve Ballesteros made an eagle three here in 1983, sinking a 15-foot putt en route to a 69 and a five-stroke win. But in the playoff of`1970, Gene Littler swung at a sand wedge and almost missed it, sending it 10 feet. He wound up with a bogey and lost to Billy Casper.