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    • Hanse's hole-by-hole: Trump National Doral

    • The world's top golfers will face a Gil Hanse-redesigned Blue Monster Course when they tee off for the WGC-Cadillac Championship this week (Images courtesy of Trump National Doral, text by Gil Hanse)The world's top golfers will face a Gil Hanse-redesigned Blue Monster Course when they tee off for the WGC-Cadillac Championship this week (Images courtesy of Trump National Doral, text by Gil Hanse)

    The new-look Blue Monster at Trump National Doral made quite the debut in 2014. It was the third-toughest course on TOUR and the toughest non-major venue. Only three players broke par in last year's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship; Patrick Reed won with a 4-under 284 total. The field's scoring average was 73.9 on the par-72, 7,481-yard layout.

    Famed course architect Gil Hanse gave the Blue Monster a dramatic renovation after the 2013 Cadillac Championship. Hanse, who also is designing the course for the 2016 Olympics, strives to build golf courses that are "simple and elegant in appearance, yet sophisticated in strategy and interest," he wrote on his website. His philosophy is on full display when the world's best visit for the Cadillac Championship. 

    Many holes, such as the par-5 first hole and Nos. 15 and 16, underwent dramatic changes in Hanse's renovation. One hole remained virtually untouched: the par-4 18th, one of the TOUR's most famous finishing holes. Before the Cadillac Championship field takes its second crack at the Blue Monster, refresh yourself on Hanse's work with this hole-by-hole tour:

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