Whistling Straits

Whistling Straits, hosting its third PGA Championship, is one of the most unique tests in golf.

Released on 8/5/2015

Credits

Executive Producer: Harris Levinson

Transcript

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Whistling Straits is a stunning venue.
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You know, it's kind of like a links course
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that just winds through sand dunes.
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And we don't really see that anywhere else.
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It looks great on TV,
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all the humps and bumps,
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the thousand bunkers.
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I think it averages like,
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more than 50 bunkers per hole.
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It's ridiculous.
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It reminds me more of a British Open.
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There's fescue.
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It's gonna be brown and firm and fast.
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There's gonna be big winds and small bunkers.
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It's got a links feel,
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but you don't really play it like a links course.
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You know, you hear the players say,
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they play it through the air.
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The winner there is gonna strike the ball well,
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and control his trajectory,
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downwind and into crosswinds.
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We've seen Vijay win there,
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we've seen Martin Kaymer win there.
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Because it's about 9000 yards long,
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you've gotta be a big hitter.
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It's long,
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It's over seven thousand five hundred yards long.
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It's just so mean.
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It can be really unforgiving.
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It's been a very exciting venue
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for both Majors it's hosted so far.
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Both have resulted in playoffs.
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And the odds are that you'll have
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a pretty bunched leader board at the end of Sunday.
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