The BWD Tournament Hole of the Week: August 20 – 24, 2015. The 14th at Sedgefield Country Club, Home of Wyndham Championship.

Tournament: Wyndham Championship – Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC
Hole: 14th – Par 5, 501 Yards
Architect(s): Donald Ross – 1926
Kris Spence (restoration) – 2007

Architectural Summary:

Consistently one of the toughest tests on Sedgefield Country Club’s Donald Ross layout, the 14th hole is a slight dogleg left measuring 501 yards. The long par 4 sets up for a draw around the bunker which juts out at 275 yards from the tee. A well-struck drive place on the left side of the generous fairway will set up the optimal angle of approach into the sprawling green. While the pair of center line bunkers will not come into play on the second shot, these hazards can cause a deceiving perspective on the uphill approach. The hole continues to rise until it reaches the elevated green, forming the horizon line. The green itself measures over 40 yards in length and is the largest on the course. The approach will stress reaching the correct quadrant of the green as the putting surface contains a severe slope from back to front and right to left.

Statistical Analysis:

Over the past five Wyndham Championships, the 14th hole has played as one of the top four toughest on the course, averaging 0.178 over par.
Last year, the hole yielded more than twice as many scores over par than under (106/48).

Fun Facts:

  • Sedgefield Country Club is currently the only Donald Ross designed course hosting a regular event on the PGA Tour.
  • Colombian Camilo Villegas won the 2014 Wyndham Championship after shooting a bogey-free 63 in the final round. The victory was the first in over four years for Villegas, who managed to shoot par on the 14th during each round.
  • After a 31 year absence, The Wyndham Championship returned to Sedgefield Country Club in 2008 following the course restoration by Kris Spence. The course first hosted the PGA Tour event in 1938.