CHARLOTTE — Golf fans like to say that a course can never truly be great unless it has an iconic closing hole.

Quail Hollow Club certainly fulfills that requirement.

The 18th at the Charlotte-area course is 494 yards of utter brutality. As my colleague Steve DiMeglio writes in USA TODAY, it’s the closing leg of a stretch dubbed the “Green Mile,” and don’t be surprised if that’s where the 2017 PGA Championship is decided on Sunday.

Aug 12, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Jason Day plays from the rough on the 18th hole during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-327716 ORIG FILE ID: 20170812_pjc_st3_338.JPG

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On Saturday, it was Jason Day who succumbed to its power. Five strokes back of Kevin Kisner’s lead coming into the final hole of his third round, he blew a drive right then made a mess of his second shot en-route to a quadruple-bogey eight, which all but ends his chances of landing the trophy. He wasn’t the only …read more

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