Baltusrol Golf Club Hole by Hole Guide: Hole 16

The 16th is a treacherous 230 yard par-3

A guide to the sixteenth hole on Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course which hosts the 98th USPGA Championship

Baltusrol Golf Club

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Baltusrol Golf Club Hole by Hole Guide: Hole 16

Hole 16 - Par 3 - 230 yards

The 16th hole coming down the stretch on Sunday will separate the champion from the challengers.

This long par-3 requires a crisply struck long iron or hybrid into a green which has had work done on it to increase the amount of pin positions.

Baltusrol Golf Club

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The putting surface is guarded by no less than five large bunkers so anything short or offline will find sand.

In the 1993 US Open, Lee Jansen chipped in on 16 as he went on to beat Payne Stewart to the title.

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3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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