If any player complains about the pin placement at Oak Hill C.C.’s 15th hole in the final round of the 2013 PGA Championship, they can blame the fans.
The PGA of America announced Tuesday that it will let the fans decide to put the pin on the final par 3 the field will play for the week at the Rochester, N.Y., club. The organization has launched their “Pick the Hole Location Challenge” in conjunction with 18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus as a way of teaching golf fans about course setup and how it impacts a player’s approach. Nicklaus won the 1980 PGA Championship at Oak Hill.
“The chance for golf fans to interact with the PGA Championship and play a role in shaping the outcome of the final round fascinates me,” Nicklaus said in a release. “It’s like being able to call the shots during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.”
Through the end of the third round of the PGA Championship on Aug. 10, fans can visit the PGA of America website and vote for one of four pre-determined hole locations for the 181-yard hole.