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Kiawah Is Tough!

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KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 08: Tiger Woods of the United States hits off the 15th tee during a practice round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 8, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – AUGUST 08: Tiger Woods of the United States hits off the 15th tee during a practice round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 8, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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By: Jeff Lesson

The famed Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina is the home to this year’s PGA Championship. It also is the most difficult golf course in the country.

This Pete Dye 1991 creation was designed for the 1991 Ryder Cup. American Ray Floyd then said it was “too difficult to play with a scorecard”.

Having played it myself, I absolutely agree. Many of the hold are right on the ocean, bringing severe winds with it.

The bunkering is most interesting as the bunkers double as cart paths, and all play as waste bunkers. As such, you will see tour players taking practice swings and grounding their clubs in what appear to be green side bunkers.

It will lay up to 7800 yards. That means Tiger Woods will have to hit driver off the tee and likely struggle once again at a major.

Check out Lessonongolf.com

Follow Jeff Lesson on Twitter @JeffLesson

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