The 17th Hole

When Jack Nicklaus hit the flagstick here en route to winning the 1972 U.S. Open, he said he felt the wind change and made a quick adjustment—on his downswing! Pebble Beach pro Laird Small proposes a more feasible strategy: Pick a shot you know you can hit, and commit to it. Missing in a good spot can be the difference between having a putt for par or... something else.