10 Sep '17, 5pm

USGA tests Walker Cuppers with a 78-yard par 3 at Los Angeles C.C.

Who says it’s all about the long ball in golf these days? At the Walker Cup on Saturday afternoon, the USGA moved up the tee on the par-3 15th hole at Los Angeles Country Club’s North course from the 133 yards it played in the morning to 78 yards, making it the shortest recorded hole ever in a USGA championship. That’s not to say the hole was a push over. The pin position on the right side gave players a landing area of only seven yards, requiring plenty of touch to have a realistic chance at making a birdie. Plus players had to decide just how hard to actually swing given that it was less than a full wedge for all of them. RELATED: U.S. dominates Saturday singles, opens 8-4 lead on Day 1 of Walker Cup “Half the battle was trying to decide whether to use a tee or put it on the ground,” said U.S. team member Doug Ghim, who halved the hole with a birdie before defeating Davi...

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