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PGA known for being fair, Kiawah known for being a brute

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Whether it’s a reputation or an identity that had been sorely lacking, the PGA Championship has become known for having the toughest field that faces the fairest test.

Being fair doesn’t mean it can’t be a brute, the overriding topic of conversation about the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.

It’s not just the length, tipped out at 7,838 yards. No course seems too long in today’s game.

But throw in the stiff wind off the Atlantic coast — two loops that combine to offer nine holes in one . . .

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