Mid-Am Champ Takes On Pebble Beach’s Par-8

Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of the most iconic courses not only in the United States, but the entire world. 

Obviously what makes the property so appealing to many is its seaside setting, which features some of the most picturesque and challenging golf holes on the planet.

Most notably, the three-hole stretch around the middle of the golf course — holes 8, 9 and 10 — feature cliffside vistas that could easily take any golfer out of their focus if it weren’t for their incredible difficulty.

Deciding to have a little fun prior to the start of the U.S. Open on Thursday, the USGA approached 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Stewart Hagestad with a unique proposition — what would happen if you played all three holes as one?

Measuring 1,449 yards, Hagestad decided to play it as a par-8, but didn’t make it easy on himself, leaving a tricky putt for “par.”

Being the top-notch player that he is, he drained the slider and posted the first par-8 in Pebble Beach history.