A reachable Par 5, the 16th plays 572 yards. A fabulous match play hole, it requires a precise and long drive to afford the opportunity to reach the green in two. Many matches will require this risk/reward decision and exceptional execution will reward the team with a pivotal point in the match play format.*

Considering this, it’s no surprise that the Hole 16 grandstand starts filling up early in the morning.

16 grandstand filling up

Volunteers prep the greens on hole 16 at Hazeltine.

16 green light from screen

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Jim King, MTI Distributing

* Background information from www.hazeltinenational.com.