When Michael Hurdzan was hired in 2005 to rebuild Scioto’s greens to re-establish much of their Donald Ross character, Jack Nicklaus volunteered to assist, since he’d learned the game at Scioto and still remembered the slopes of the putting surfaces he’d played as a boy. Together they recaptured Scioto’s charm. The one green they did not return to a Ross original was the eighth. That green had been relocated in 1957 by landscape architect Marion Packard, who created a new island green for the hole, surrounded by a moat that was blind on the second shot. In 2014, while revising the course in preparation for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open, Hurdzan filled in much of the moat on the hole, so the par 5 could be played fairly as a long par 4 for championship play.