A closer look at the second hole at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky - host of the 2014 USPGA Championship
A closer look at the second hole at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky - host of the 2014 USPGA Championship....
Valhalla hole by hole: Hole 2 - Par 4 - 500 yards
The second is a hole that won't produce a great number of birdies throughout the four days. It's a long, slight dogleg left with a Floyd's Fork - a stream that appears frequently over the front nine - waiting to catch any pulled or over-shaped drives. From the ideal spot in the fairway, a long iron remains to a green guarded by three bunkers, as well as Floyd's Fork to the left.
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