Royal St. George's

The Course - Hole 10

Par 4

Yards 412

Stroke Index 9

Falling away sharply on all sides, the elevated green sits on the horizon, making second shots difficult to judge. Drives should favour the left side of the fairway, which is protected by a solitary bunker.

The drop-off behind the green is especially severe and a second shot that is not kept right of centre is likely to run into one of the two deep and greedy bunkers left, so a tactical play is often to go for the front apron - Walter Hagen made his par that way in all four rounds of the 1928 Open - but be just a little short and the ball can run down the hill to leave a difficult pitch from a tight lie over sand.

There are often more sixes or worse here in championships than on the Par 5 seventh: Tom Kite was one victim, going from bunker to bunker to destroy his Open chances when leading in 1985.

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