Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Course Changes at Pebble Beach

Looks like Pebble Beach Golf Links are in for some major changes. Brian Hewitt from The Golf Channel writes the following:

On the sixth hole of the second round of the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Tiger Woods famously and impossibly hoisted a 7-iron from a nasty lie in the deep right kikuyu rough to an uphill green from 202 yards. The ball stopped less than 15 feet away.

Just like that, golf history and Tiger Woods lore had yet another snapshot framed inside the natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. “This is not a fair fight,” said an astonished Roger Maltbie from the booth on NBC’s live broadcast. It was a shot that makes all the Top 10 Tiger Woods lists. And it is a shot we will never see again.

The good folks who run what is arguably America’s most famous golf course have altered the hole. Significantly.

Moreover, they are in the process of changing the entire golf course. Significantly.

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