The PGA Tour is at the Copperhead Course this week for the 2023 Valspar Championship. Hole 8 at Innisbrook is just 235 yards, one of the shortest on Tour. With a little extra force, the ball can go out of reach. A little carried-away approach, and can cost you a few more strokes. The PGA Tour asked fans how they will approach the eighth hole.
While some fans had sensible responses, others were just at their hilarious best. Here are some of the reactions:
"Driver and a prayer."
"Put me down for a blob and I'll meet you on the 9th"
"4 iron if it’s 2026 Driver/Wedge."
"Hybrid pray for a good bounce. lol"
"PXG Gen5 hybrid"
"8-iron to the front/middle of the green. 2 putts tops for par. Ideally 1 putt birdie"
"Top a 3 wood 100 yards, but twice"
"Moving up 3 tee boxes..."
"chunk a 3 wood, throw my club, grab my 5 iron, hit it thin, maybe 100 yards, grab my eight, hit is fat maybe 100 yards. Pitch it to the fringe, then 4 putt."
"5 wood goes 225 hoping for a roll out with rest ???"
"The same way I've played every long Par 3: Pull a 3 hybrid left. Chip over. Chip in the bunker even if there isn't one near the green. Splash out to fringe. Two putt to get close for the next putt. Lip out and blame the equipment."
"Ridiculous... driver unfortunately... and hope I can make it to the green"
"I have the exact same distance par 3 at my club. I've only reached it 1 time. Mostly islts a 3 wood about 15 feet in front of the green then up and down. I don't know if there is water on this hole. If so I'm screwed probably."
"Baby 3 wood into a stunning 3 putt bogey"
"From the coppers/pewters."
"Just put me down for 6 and let’s keep going. Pace of play and all"
"Grab driver, aim 50 yards to the left of the hole, and pray I don’t top it. Shoot an eight on the hole and write down a double bogey."
"8 iron to lay up to 100 and then try to get up and down for par ?"
"A couple of tee boxes up like I should…"
"Nice smooth hybrid. I will not reach the green. Play it safe and work to get up and down."
"9 iron to the back of the green"
"Good 3 wood to middle of green.... bad 3 wood 25 yards left or right!"
"driver, aim 30 yards left, hit a perfect slice to 3 feet, 2-putt and take the par"
"Anywhere away from the green should be good to save double bogey I guess."
"Laying up with a 9 iron so I have a full lob wedge in…likely missing the green with that…chip on and 3 putt for triple bogey."
"Probably shank a 3 wood, re tee shank that too walk up to about where I think it went ob and take a drop wedge and a three putt tell my partner I made a 4."
The 2023 Valspar Championship leaderboard after 36 holes
Here's the Valspar Championship leaderboard after two days of gameplay:
- 1. Adam Schenk (-7)
- 2. Kramer Hickok (-6)
- T3. Cody Gribble (-5)
- T3. Tommy Fleetwood(-5)
- T3. JordanSpieth (-5)
- T3. Davis Riley (-5)
Edited by Tejas Rathi
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