The Snake Pit features one of the most difficult stretches of holes on TOUR. (Greenwood/Getty Images)
By PGATOUR.COM staff
The Copperhead course at Innisbrook held its own on Thursday. The Snake Pit had some bite, too.
The total stroke average for Round 1 of the Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank was 73.071, or 2.071 strokes over par -- which ranks as the highest first-round scoring average on the PGA TOUR this season. The second-highest was at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, which played to an average of 72.211 (+1.211).
Nos. 16, 17 and 18 at Copperhead -- also known as the Snake Pit -- tied for the third most-difficult holes on the golf course in the first round. All three holes played 41 strokes over par.
Here is a rundown of the stats on the Snake Pit:
|No. 16||460, par 4||4.2628||0||13||98||36||9||0|
|No. 17||215, par 3||3.2628||0||6||105||43||2||0|
|No. 18||445, par 4||4.2628||0||12||98||40||5||1|