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A hole-by-hole look at Pebble Beach Golf Links 

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No. 8, 428 yards, par 4: One of the greatest second shots in golf. The tee shot, usually a 3-wood, is blind to a fairway that runs out at about 275 yards, depending on the angle. A white rock in the hill that served as an aiming point has been removed because the USGA has brought the fairway in from the left by some 25 yards. The approach is over the ocean to a small green that slopes severely to the front. Two bunkers behind the green catch shots that go long. Another bunker is short of the green, assuming the shot clears the ocean. Jim "Bones" Mackay: "The second shot is so demanding; it's arguably one of the hardest clubs to pull in professional golf."

PHOTO: Rodrigo Pena/The Press-Enterprise/SHNS/Newscom/File

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