US Open 2016 Oakmont Country Club: Hole 14

The par-4 14th is stroke index 18 and offers the players a birdie chance

A guide to the fourteenth hole at Oakmont Country Club ahead of the 2016 US Open

US Open 2016 Oakmont Country Club: Hole 14

Hole 14 - Par 4 - 358 yards

The 14th is short by modern standards and is stroke index 18.

It only requires two irons for the world's best players however on a calm day or down breeze the Jason Days of this world will fancy their chances of driving this green. The bunker left is a good leave.

If you do hit an iron, there are 10 bunkers lining the fairway on both sides so a poor shot will be punished.

The green is harsh and slopes from right-to-left so players will have to ensure don't leave themselves above the hole.

Despite that, at just 358 yards this hole should be a real birdie chance.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x