Royal Troon countdown: 7 days to go

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We continue the countdown to The Open at Royal Troon by taking a look at The Fox hole..

Royal Troon – 12th hole, The Fox (430 yards, par 4)

The tees for the hole have been reconfigured with the championship enlarged.

The only other change has been the improvement of the grasses in the swale to the left of the green to allow it to be tightly mown.

 

The hole name… (The Fox)

At one time a wooded area inhabited by a number of foxes.

Hole changes

  • Tees reconfigured and a championship tee enlarged
  • Left hand surrounds mown tighter

Architect Martin Ebert explains..

“Not much happened here other than some mowing more tightly on the left-hand swale. A slight dog-leg to the right, the drive must funnel into a narrow fairway while the tiered green falls off to the left and has a bunker on the right.”

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