A guide to the ninth hole at Erin Hills ahead of the 2017 US Open

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 3 – 165 yards

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After a series of big holes, this short and precise 9th hole will come as a welcomed surprise to the field.

With the elevated tee and exposure to the wind, club selection is always a challenge.

The green is a bit of a mirror image Redan, with its angle and slope from left-to-right there is not a lot of room for error with bunkers surrounding both sides of the green.

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Golf Guide: Hole 9

The treacherous back-left bunker is key to this hole as it is not visible from the tee and many players whose tee shots looked good in the air walk away with 5 or worse after finding this bunker. Miss the bunkers and you have a good chance of walking away with a par or maybe even birdie.

This hole ends a tough opening nine.