Because diamonds in the rough are nice —but sometimes, you just want the damn diamond.
The majority view of Gil Hanse’s reimagined Pinehurst No. 4 is that he nailed it. But remaking a consensus top-100 course is an impossible task.
No. 3’s shortcomings reveal a problem for Pinehurst: deep roster or not, there is a pronounced drop-off after No. 2 and No. 4.
Pinehurst No. 2 is golf’s equivalent of Level 20 on “Dr. Mario” — it moves quickly, and it brings certain doom, but in the end you limp away convinced that all you need is one more chance.
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