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No. 1

376 Yards
Par 4

 

The opening hole at St. Andrews is a short par 4 with no rough, no bunkers and one of the widest fairways in golf. But the thin, twisting snake of the Swilken Burn -- an eight-foot wide ribbon of water that runs across the face of the green -- stops this from being a push-over birdie chance. Most often players will lay up with whatever club leaves them a full approach, ignoring front pin positions close to the water and flying the ball over the flag.

By Keith Mackie, golf historian and writer from a well-established golfing family in St. Andrews.

Birdie / Bogey Streaks

  ROUND 1 ROUND 2 ROUND 3 ROUND 4 TOTAL
EAGLES Eagles 0 0 0 0 0
BIRDIES Birdies 36 21 6 16 79
PARS Pars 104 109 60 55 328
BOGEYS Bogeys 13 26 10 6 55
DBL BOGEYSDouble Bogeys 3 0 1 0 4
DBL BOGEYS + Double Bogeys + 0 0 0 0 0
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