2018 U.S. Open preview: Shinnecock Hills No. 16 video flyover, analysis

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 11: Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot from a bunker on the 16th hole during practice rounds prior to the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 11, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Rob Carr/Getty Images

2018 U.S. Open preview: Shinnecock Hills No. 16 video flyover, analysis

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2018 U.S. Open preview: Shinnecock Hills No. 16 video flyover, analysis

It’s a tradition here pre-U.S. Open: counting down the holes until Shinnecock Hills hosts a fourth modern-era U.S. Open over its magnificent William Flynn design.

Here is a look at No. 16.

The par-5 16th has been lengthened by 74 yards due to climate change and maybe the optimization of launch conditions. At 616 yards this beautifully bunkered three-shotter features one of Shinnecock’s most confounding greens.

Here is the video flyover, via the USGA:

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