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March 4 2012

5:22 PM

Inside the numbers: Bear Trap

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- With two of the three holes in the Bear Trap -- Nos. 15, 16 and 17 -- playing as two of the more difficult holes on the golf course this week, they could certainly come into play down the stretch here in the final round.

On big key to leader Rory McIlroy’s success here this week: He’s played those holes in a combined 3 under with three birdies and no bogeys. Here’s a look at how the rest of the players in contention and the field as a whole have played those holes through the first three rounds.

 

Hole Scoring avg. Rank Pars Birdies Bogeys Other
Par -3 15th 3.135 7th 55 226 64 19
Par-4 16th 3.986 14th 65 247 46 6
Par-4 17th 3.192 4th 40 229 84 11

How how the leaders have played the Bear Trap:

Player No. 15 No. 16 No. 17
Rory McIlroy Par, Birdie, Birdie Par, Par, Par Birdie, Par, Par
Harris English Bogey, Par, Par Par, Par, Birdie Par, Par, Par
Tom Gillis Bogey, Par, Bogey Birdie, Par, Par Par, Birdie, Par
Keegan Bradley Par, Par, Birdie Par, Par, Par Birdie, Birdie, Par
Brian Harman Par, Birdie, Par Birdie, Birdie, Par Par, Par, Par
Justin Rose Par, Birdie, Par Birdie, Birdie, Par Par, Birdie, Par
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