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401 Yards
Par 4

Mackie: Keep the tee shot in the high left side of the fairway, which falls away to the right. This gives the player a view of the green through a gap in the huge mounds that lie across the front of a sunken green. Any tee shot drifting down the slope to the right leaves a blind approach.

Keith MackieKeith Mackie is an acclaimed international golf writer based in St. Andrews, Scotland. Carnoustie will mark the 44th consecutive Open Championship he has covered.

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