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

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No. 9, 505 yards, par 4: This played the toughest hole in 2000. A new championship tee can add up to 40 yards to this hole, which is all about the wind. The ocean runs the entire length of the right side, and the key is a properly placed tee shot to leave a mid-iron into the green. The second shot usually is a sidehill lie, adding to the difficulty. A gully with two bunkers is short and to the left, although it could come into play if the wind is against players, or they hit their tee shot into the rough. Jim "Bones" Mackay: "If you don't hit the ball in the fairway, you can forget it."

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