PGA Championship 2012: Ranking the Difficulty of All 18 Holes at Kiawah Island

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PGA Championship 2012: Ranking the Difficulty of All 18 Holes at Kiawah Island
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The PGA Championship is typically the major whose champion is the furthest below par, but he who raises the Wanamaker Trophy next Sunday may be lucky to break par all four days.

As you'll see in this ranking of the 18 holes at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, the wind coming off the South Carolina coast largely dictates how holes will play.

There aren't any really sharp doglegs, but designer Pete Dye mercifully felt that there didn't need to be.

Generous landing areas on tee shots are inviting, but when the winds are whipping, the ball can go anywhere. No hole is easy out there, as Golf Digest ranked the Ocean Course the toughest in America in 2010.

Here is an idea of just how daunting this 7,656-yard course is going to be.

Note: all photos in the following slides, unless otherwise indicated, are from the official Kiawah Island Golf Resort website's photo tour.

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