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Featured Hole: What makes Firestone's 18th such a good closing hole: #PGATOUR

Featured Hole: What makes Firestone's 18th such a good closing hole: #PGATOUR

On a course known for narrow passageways, a look down the 18th fairway of Firestone Country Club might feel the most constricted of all – especially late on a Sunday. No wonder, then, that its most famous highlight is “The Shot in the Dark.” With the sun all but disappeared and the green illuminated dimly by floodlights beyond the grandstands, Tiger Woods’ majestic 8-iron from 168 yards away settled 2 feet from the pin. It was the crowning stroke of an 11-shot romp in 2000 that remains the largest winning margin in any World Golf Championships event. “As it was falling, you couldn’t see anything,” Woods said afterward. More often, though, Firestone’s 18th is a place to keep your head down and try not to give anything away at the end. Since the course became home to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 15 years ago, only two holes have proven tougher to make par. Last year, the...

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