The 18th Hole

Of all the memorable shots in a round at Pebble Beach, none is more challenging and nerve-racking than the final tee shot. Pacific Ocean on the left; bunkers and out-of-bounds right. Hit a good one, Laird Small says, and the fun is just beginning. Finishing a round at Pebble calls for guts and shot-making savvy—an exhilarating test on a course full of them.