Hole 18 Go to 17


444 Yards
Par 4

Mackie: A sweep of the Barry Burn and three bunkers mark the right edge of the fairway, but downwind there is enough room for contenders to reduce this to a drive and short iron. The burn takes one last swing across the front of the green, but it only becomes a serious threat if the wind turns round to the east. Then, with out-of-bounds uncomfortably close on the left, a long-iron approach into the final hole will be a true test of a champion's ball-striking ability.

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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