Hazeltine National golf course hole-by-hole guide: Hole 1

A hole-by-hole guide to Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota, the golf course for the 2009 USPGA Championship where Padraig Harrington will be bidding to defend his title.

The 490 yard par-4 1st hole at Hazeltine

Hazeltine National Golf Club hole-by-hole guide

Hole 1, Par 4, 490 yards

The 490 yard par-4 1st hole at Hazeltine

The first hole is a typical Hazeltine challenge. The drive zone is pinched by fairway bunkers, while shots out of the rough will have difficulty holding the green, and the direction and strength of the wind will determine how aggressive a player can be.

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