Playing the 18th Hole at Carnoustie

By: Golfshake Editor | Sun 15 Jul 2018 | Comments


Ahead of The 147th Open Championship at the famed Carnoustie Golf Links, we are taking you onto the ground of the Championship Course to showcase the challenge that awaits the game's best players. Renowned for its testing closing trio of holes, which are set to define who lifts the Claret Jug on Sunday, the 16th, 17th and 18th combine to create what is perhaps the Greatest Finish in Golf.

499 yards in length, the 18th is the most intimidating finishing hole in championship golf. Out of Bounds runs perilously close down the left side and the Barry Burn snakes around the fairway and green, adding grave danger on each shot. Jean van de Velde famously made seven on the 72nd hole of the 1999 Open to fall into a playoff with Justin Leonard and eventual champion Paul Lawrie. During the 2007, both Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia had their problems with ‘Home’ as it’s known.

Golfshake’s Owen Davies took on this challenge into a relatively stiff breeze, enhancing the difficulty even further. Attacking the green in two, Owen made a miraculous par with just a touch of luck on his side. Fortune favours the brave. The players of the 2018 Open would pay good money for that finish, particularly those in contention on Sunday. See how he did it!

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