Interactive graphic: A wee bit of Scotland in Wisconsin

Interactive graphic: A wee bit of Scotland in Wisconsin

An old Scottish saying says, “Nae wind, nae rain, nae golf.” Well, there will be plenty of wind during the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits near Sheboygan, Wis., and hard by Lake Michigan. Here are two holes that will play pivotal roles in determining the winner of the Wanamaker Trophy. See how wind will affect play on both of these holes, which run parallel with Lake Michigan and are tat the mercy of the winds blowing in from the lake.

Whistling Straits is a links-style course lining the shores of Lake Michigan. It’s like a wee bit of Scotland in the middle of Wisconsin.

The 7,514 yard, par-72 course has an estimated 1,200 bunkers, and wind howling off the lake could spell trouble for the 156 pros, including 20 club pros.

Two holes, the 518-yard par-4 15th and the 223-yard par-3 17th could be keys to the tournament.

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