Oakmont No. 8, Vol. 1

20070522rr_OakmontHole8_230.jpgGerry Dulac look at the buzz surrounding Oakmont's 288-yard No. 8, and I like the USGA's Mike Davis' response to questions about the distance...

"You go back and look at the golden age of architecture and how many par 3s in the 1920s were designed to be long par 3s with drivers in your hands," Davis said. "You won't believe how many courses have 250-yard par 3s back in the 1920s when they were playing with hickories."

Frankly, it's not the most interesting green anyway, so why not spice things up a bit!