Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 13

A true risk and reward hole, the 13th at Shinnecock could yield plenty of birdies.

Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 13
The tee shot for the par-4 13th is a tough one (Getty Images)
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A true risk and reward hole, the 13th at Shinnecock could yield plenty of birdies.

Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 13

Hole 13: Par-4: 374 yards

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The shortest par-4 on the course offers a birdie opportunity, however, a wayward tee-shot can cost you. At 300-yards, the fairway narrows down to 16 yards across, and right next to that is a massive bunker.

The 13th could start final day charges at the US Open this year (Getty Images)

The approach is tricky if not given enough attention too, with green-side bunkers and plenty of tough pin placements to navigate.

You will take a birdie here, but a par is not a bad score.

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