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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 July, 2003, 16:26 GMT 17:26 UK
Hole 5 at Royal St George's
420 yards, par four


By Ken Brown
BBC TV golf commentator

The fifth is all about the tee shot.

It's a slightly elevated tee with a fairway that sits below you.

The fairway tends to kick the ball to the right when ideally you should be more on the left.

It's best to be between the two humps so that you can see straight down to the green

Pushing the tee-shot to the right will leave the golfer completely unsighted while on the left there are some pot bunkers.

If you find yourself in one of those, then it's unlikely that the putting surface can be reached with the second shot.

Most players under non-breezy conditions will be using between a two iron and a little fairway wood to try and find a flat plateau.

The green looks miles away but it's not really. It's an unbunkered green so it's very difficult to define and judge the distance.





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