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PGA Championship hole by hole

Saturday - 8/3/2013, 1:11am  ET

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- A hole-by-hole look at the East Course of Oak Hill Country Club, site of the 95th PGA Championship on Aug. 8-11:

No. 1, 460 yards, par 4: A good drive will shorten this hole because of the slope at about the 260-yard mark. That would leave a short iron at most into a fairly large green. There is out-of-bounds to the right and trees on the both sides of the fairway.

No. 2, 401 yards, par 4: A long iron off the tee will keep the ball short of deep bunkers on both sides of the fairway. Approach shots will need to stay below the hole, although a bunker guards the right front section of the green. The putting surface is quick from behind the hole.

No. 3, 214 yards, par 3: Deep bunkers guard both sides of this small green, and the worst miss is long and right. This usually ranks as one of the toughest holes at Oak Hill.

No. 4, 570 yards, par 5: This typically is the best birdie chance at Oak Hill, yielding about 50 percent more birdies than any other hole. It is reachable in two by the majority of players. The key is a big drive that moves left-to-right over a pair of deep fairway bunkers, with out-of-bounds on the right. Anything in the bunker will leave 160 yards for a third shot. The only difficult hole location is on a narrow knob in the back center.

No. 5, 428 yards, par 4: The tee shot must travel through a chute of trees for 215 yards, and then avoid a creek that winds into the landing area at the 250-yard mark. The left side features heavy rough. A good drive will leave a short iron into a green fronted by the same creek. The likely will be more bogeys than birdies on this hole.

No. 6, 175 yards, par 3: Four players made a hole-in-one during the first 90 minutes of the 1989 U.S. Open, and two players made an ace during the Ryder Cup in 1995. The green has a deep bunker on the right side and a creek that winds around the green on the left and front. Back right is the toughest hole location.

No. 7, 461 yards, par 4: This is one of the tightest driving areas with a fairway width of about 22 yards. A creek on the right side comes close to the fairway. A strong tee shot will leave a mid-iron to short iron into one of the smallest greens on the course.

No. 8, 428 yards, par 4: This is a straight hole, with fairway bunkers on the left side so deep that players might not be able to reach the green. Trees loom on the right side of the fairway. The green is relatively large, offering some interesting hole locations, especially back right.

No. 9, 452 yards, par 4: An uphill, dogleg right that has rough so deep on the right side that the only option might be to chip back out to the fairway. The left side slopes away, kicking drives into rough. The fairway is 25 yards wide and looks much narrower. The approach is uphill to a green that is smaller in the back.

No. 10, 429 yards, par 4: This downhill hole plays shorter than its yardage, so expect players to hit iron off the tee because a small green requires approach shots to be struck from the fairway. Slopes in the fairway make the landing area tighter than it looks, especially with a bunker on the left and a creek on the right. The green has a small slope in the middle that makes it tough to get close to the hole.

No. 11, 226 yards, par 3: A creek winds to the right of the green, which is surrounded by bunkers. A traditional left-to-right wind will make it tough to get it close on some days.

No. 12, 372 yards, par 4: A subtle downhill slope that might tempt some players to hit drive. Trees guard both sides of the fairway. The smart play is a long iron off the tee, followed by a wedge or short iron.

No. 13, 598 yards, par 5: This is a difficult par 5 to reach in two, though the long hitters might be able to run their second shots onto the green. The drive should be kept short of the creek that bisects the fairway at 300 yards. The creek meanders down the right side, and fairway bunkers right and trees to the left make the layup no picnic. The approach should be kept below the hole because green is quick from back to front.

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