The 10th is Pebble's third hole already on this impossible course and its second one in a row, and there's good reason for it.
A 495-yard behemoth, this par-four is almost as long as the ninth, and like said hole, the 10th has other weapons at its disposal.
First, the fairway is tilted to left-to-right, forcing players to hit off hanging lies as they go for the green.
Also, there are cliffs that cascade down the whole right side of the hole that lead to this big water hazard called the Pacific Ocean. So, there's that trouble that looms heavily, as tee shots hit out to the right could easily end up on the beach (not a bunker in this instance).
Approach shots face that same danger, as the cliffs are perilously close to the right side of the green.
When the hole is in the front right of the green, this hole is at its most wicked. A cliff hangs right on the line of the flag, just a few yards short of the putting surface. Any player who gets a little too aggressive and hits their shot slightly short finds the thick rough on this cliff or falls down onto the beach, leaving very little chance of coming out of the hole with a par.
Ask Tiger Woods, who left himself in perfect position 123 yards to the pin for his second shot during the final round of the 2010 U.S. Open and promptly dumped his approach in the thick cliff rough and made a very damaging bogey five.
Even if the prudent shot is made, a player isn't in the clear. A safe shot some 20 feet beyond the hole leaves one a lightning-fast birdie putt. During the 2010 U.S. Open, the best pros in the world couldn't figure out how to hit this putt.
For instance, in this position 20 feet above the hole, Phil Mickelson whacked his ball eight feet past the cup, a result that lead him to frustratingly yell "STOP!" as his ball kept trickling further from the cup. And for good measure, he missed the comebacker for par.
This hole causes players a great deal of problems with any hole location, but when the pin is on the front right, the 10th is at its worst.