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

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No. 18, 543 yards, par 5: One of the most picturesque closing holes in golf, with the Pacific Ocean running down the left side and a sea wall keeping the crashing surf out of the bunker. It's easy to make a par, challenging when a player has to make a birdie. To shorten the hole requires a tee shot between the ocean and two trees in the center of the fairway. The green is protected by a deep bunker to the right, and towering pine that forces players to keep it left and bring the ocean more into play. Steve Williams: "If you're playing to make 5, it's a pretty easy hole. If you need to make 4, you've got to avoid trouble. If you take it on, you've got to be aggressive."

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