Analyzing Royal Liverpool's par 5s

As the British Open returns, players will look to score on Hoylake's getable par 5s

Originally Published: July 8, 2014
By Scott T. Miller | ESPN The Magazine

WANT TO WIN the British Open at Royal Liverpool? Start by tearing up its par 5s. As the chart below shows, that's what the top 10 finishers did in 2006, collectively scoring 105 under par on Hoylake's par 5s, compared with 13 under on its other holes. When the world's best golfers return July 17-20, they'll find the four birdie magnets virtually unchanged. "The challenge," says head pro John Heggarty, "is whether they can turn them into par 4s." Here, Heggarty reveals the secrets to scoring on ...

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