Palmer on: Key holes and keys to winning his invitational

By |  March 21, 2013
No. 17 at Bay Hill.

“I think (holes) 16, 17 and 18 will be the holes most noted. 16 is a very soft par 5… a lot of the players can pick up eagle. 17 is a par three, a little over 200 yards, that will be key depending on the pin placement. And 18, a lot of guys will lay up off the tee for a longer shot into the green to avoid the water on the right side off the tees. Three holes that are attractive and challenging.

Keeping the ball in the fairway is going to be major. The roughs are not particularly long but they’re very thick. The ball is going to sink down, and the shots out of the rough to the greens are going to be key because unless it rains excessively — which we do not expect — the ball will be bouncing on the greens… they’ll be firm and fast.

Fairway shots, driving it into the fairway is one of the key things, it’s going to be necessary for the guy who wins this tournament to do. It’ll be quite interesting. The fairways are firm, they’re cut down, and the greens are fast and hard.”

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