The water-tower launch

CHASKA, Minn. – A defining characteristic of Hazeltine National is the large water tower that sits on club property. It’s actually a good aiming point for players off the 16th tee box.

Tom Lehman, who this week is playing in his 16th PGA Championship, was asked what he remembered about playing Hazeltine as member of the University of Minnesota golf team.

“Teeing up golf balls in the parking lot and trying to hit 7-irons over the water tower,” Lehman said. “We tried to see who could hit the highest club possible over the water tower. Of course, the pro didn’t like it.”

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