Golf fans, start studying contours, because you've got a new responsibility coming up: At this year's PGA Championship, which begins Aug. 8 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., fans for the first time ever will choose the location of the pin -- in this case, on the 15th hole during the final round. It will happen by vote, as the PGA will offer four possibilities on this downhill, 181-yard par-3. From there, it's up to the fans, in a move Jack Nicklaus said is "like being able to call the shots during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl." Is this heralding a new era of interactivity?


Put a pin in it?

Course setup choices are usually made by the competition or championship committee.

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What do you think of allowing fans to choose the pin placement on the 15th hole of the PGA Championship's final round?

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Your call ...

Nicklaus made us think: Which would be more fun?

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Which decision would you most like to be able to help make?

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Could it happen?

Is it inconceivable that a contest could be held?

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Will a fan ever get to officially call a play in an NFL game?

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Make them suffer?

Open Championship players such as Rory McIlroy got humbled by Muirfield last week. A factor in some cases? Difficult pin placement.

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Which do you prefer watching in golf?

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