Aug
15
2014
VIDEO: Playing the 18th hole at Valhalla
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

Ever wonder what the strategy is to play the reachable-in-two par-5 18th at Valhalla? Look no further! I caught up with Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Geoff Ogilvy during their practice rounds to inquire about their approach to the exciting finishing hole. I also spoke with Adam Scott and Jim Furyk to gather their thoughts. 

It’s always interesting to hear from the pros on the strategy they take on for certain holes, especially one that had the potential to be extremely significant — if it wasn’t for Rory McIlroy, who locked it up before heading into the 72nd hole, with a two shot lead. However, Phil still had a shot to tie McIlroy had he chipped in.

By the way, I know I’m really late posting this, but there’s absolutely no time during the tournament week. You also wouldn’t believe how tedious it is to transfer the file to my computer, download it, compress it, then upload it for YouTube. Usually I get the videos posted quicker because the editor does most of the legwork for me, but unfortunately, I didn’t have the luxury of that this time around. My apologies! Besides, better late than never!