Fans' pick for 15th-hole location announced


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Not surprisingly, fans wouldn’t mind seeing a little carnage down the stretch Sunday at the PGA Championship.

For the first time in a major, fans were allowed to select a final-round hole location, in this case, for the par-3 15th hole at Oak Hill. 

More than 92,000 votes were cast over the past 19 days, and fans picked “Hole Location C” – the hole cut closest to the water, 25 yards deep and four paces from the right edge of the green.

So far this week, the 181-yard hole has played as the most difficult of the four par 3s, and the fourth-most difficult overall. Through three rounds it has yielded 41 birdies, 95 bogeys, 15 doubles and five others, while playing to a scoring average of 3.260.