Medinah Country Club hole-by-hole: hole 1

A hole-by-hole guide to Medinah Country Club's #3 course in Chicago, host of the 39th Ryder Cup from September 28-30

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Hole 1 Par 4 433 yards

The addition of a new back tee has lengthened the hole to a mid-length par 4. Most players will hit hybrid or 3-wood to ensure a flat lie in the fairway. The green slopes slightly from back-to-front with a collection area over the back but, in reality, the opening hole is relatively tame and no indication of what lies in store.