SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda – Few tee shots in the world evoke true fear – the 18th at Carnoustie, the 17th at TPC Sawgrass, the 12th at Augusta National.
And now there’s a new member of the hit-and-hope club: No. 16 at Port Royal Golf Club.
The par 3 will play about 220 yards for this week's PGA Grand Slam of Golf and on Sunday was playing into a two-club wind with the green-blue of the Atlantic Ocean looming down the left and a large hill a player's only bail-out on the right.
Lucas Glover, who won the 2009 Grand Slam at Port Royal, may be the first to formally address the pitfalls of the hole following his '09 victory when he said, 'Man, I've never been so nervous on a shot.'
Telling words from a man that won his major (the 2009 U.S. Open) at Bethpage, no less.