February 20 - 26, 2017



Tee Change To Bring Excitement To Honda Classic Finishing Hole

The 18th hole at The Honda Classic promises to be a can't miss spot for spectators in 2012.

The tournament and the PGA TOUR will move up the tees at the finishing hole at PGA National Resort & Spa to make it a 556-yard reachable par-five with the chance to provide huge swings on the leaderboard coming down the stretch each day.

In the past, the 18th played at 604 yards, creating a routine three-shot par five.

"This change will challenge the pros to go for it," Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly said. "Coming on the heels of The Bear Trap, we should have as exciting of a four-hole stretch of finishing holes as there is on the PGA TOUR."

The 18th hole played to a stroke average of 4.991 in 2011, making it the second-easiest hole on the golf course even though there was just one eagle. The tee change in 2012 promises to make the scores even lower, but it will create additional drama in the form of pros taking chances at reaching the green because of the increased possibility of making eagles and an even greater guarantee of a birdie.

There are no other course changes for the 2012 event.

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