Quail Hollows Green Mile Daunting


Quail Hollow’s closing three, dubbed the Green Mile, took a toll last week – here’s a stat, Tiger Woods played the trifecta in 4 over par without a birdie – and statistically Nos. 16,17 and 18 in Charlotte, N.C., are the most brutal non-major final turn on Tour.
Two of Quail Hollow’s final three (Nos. 17 and 18) ranked among the Tour’s toughest 50 in 2008 and the stretch played more than a stroke over par (1.058) last year, compared to a .655 over par average at Bay Hill and .461 over at TPC Sawgrass in 2008.
But then statistics can only explain so much. Just ask any player who has stepped to the 17th tee on the Stadium course with nothing but Lake Dye and a VW-sized green standing between himself and Players glory.