The 15th over, sanctuary is in sight. Let's hit the tee shot first. The trees to the left of the tee box, give you the impression or forces you to go on the right side of the fairway.
Hitting down from a well elevated tee to the fairway on the valley floor looks inviting, but when the wind blows in the player's face, as it often does, this tee shot is fraught with danger, especially if relaxation (or exhaustion) has set in after the 15th. Anything missed left usually spells a wedge out to the fairway, right, although a little more playable, is no picnic.
There was an old drainage ditch, which used to cut across the fairway but was filled in for the 2002 U.S. Open. The second shot from the drainage free fairway is sort of a trouble free approach shot if the pin is tucked on the left side of the green. It the pin is tucked to the right, the bunker on that side awaits patiently for the stray shot.