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Straits could be scary tough

Updated: August 12, 2004, 12:55 AM ET
By Tim Rosaforte | Golf World

HAVEN, Wis. -- The landscape is the same. So is the weather. It's as if Herb Kohler bought a chunk of Ireland, flew it across the ocean, and inserted it between the farms north of Milwaukee and south of Green Bay.

Instead he imported the mystical Pete Dye, turned him loose on 560 acres, trucked in 800,000 cubic yards of dirt, and came up with what today's players are calling the hardest course they've every played.

"The toughest par-77 in the world," said Darren Clarke, the Northern ...

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