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Hell Holes

The British Open has been played at St. Andrews five times since 1984, and on every occasion the 17th hole at the Old Course has been the most difficult hole in that year's majors. Here are the 10 toughest holes in the majors since '84.

--Sal Johnson

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Year

Major

Course

Hole

Avg.

To Par

1984

British

St. Andrews

17th

4.79

+.79

1998

U.S.

Olympic

17th

4.72

+.76

1986

British

Turnberry

14th

4.73

+.73

1986

British

Turnberry

8th

4.72

+.72

2000

British

St. Andrews

17th

4.71

+.71

1997

British

Troon

11th

4.65

+.65

1990

British

St. Andrews

17th

4.65

+.65

2005

British

St. Andrews

17th

4.63

+.63

1988

British

Lytham

14th

4.63

+.63

1995

British

St. Andrews

17th

4.62

+.62

1985

British

St. George

18th

4.62

+.62