Sport: Combat at Hazeltine

When we build a course, says Golf Course Architect Robert Trent Jones, "we think of ourselves as being in combat with the golfer. We're on the defense, and he's on the attack."

Jones, who has designed more than 250 courses around the world, has long been criticized by professional golfers as the "monster maker."

Their sharpest attack ever, though, was leveled last week at the ogre of a course that Jones conjured up for the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., site of the 1970 U.S. Open. Jack Nicklaus took one turn around...

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