The Road Hole As A Par-5?!

old_17b.jpgThanks to reader Jordan for noticing this bizarre plan for the Old Course and this summer's Women's British Open...

At the last men's British Open, the course was stretched to more than 7,000 yards. For the women, it will be a tournament-record 6,638 yards with a par of 73. The 17th hole, known as the Road Hole, will be stretched to 453 yards as a par-5.

So for the men in 2005, the fairway contour juts in to stop the men from hitting wedge in (see aerial to the left), while the hole is too long for the women? I don't think so.