Shades of Billy Casper: Why some pros may lay up on Winged Foot's par-3 third hole

MAMARONECK, N.Y. – They are euphemistically called “half pars,” and they are considered holes that blur the lines between traditional scoring standards. The par-3 third hole at Winged Foot this week is a perfect example of such concept. At 243 yards, it isn’t even the longest par 3 that PGA Tour players have seen in the last month – that would be the 251-yard eighth at Olympia Fields (BMW Championship) – but No. 3 on the West Course has history as a “half par.” During the 1959 U.S. Open,...

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1 week ago, Golf Channel

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