PAR 5 - 510 YARDS
You used to be able to get away with a 3-wood off the tee, but now, more often than not, it’s a driver.
You have to play a 10-yard draw at least, but it’s the second that’s tough as the ball is above your feet. You have about a 4-iron and it’s easy to tug left, so some guys hold on to it too long and push it right into the hazard.
Also you’d swear blind it was flat, or even a bit downhill, but experience tells you this is five yards uphill which is why some come up short. A tricky green has a big shelf back left.
Because the carry to the right is 12 to 18 yards further, you’re aiming for the left half.
BILLY FOSTER REMEMBERS: "I was eyeing up a putt on this hole when Tiger putted into Rae’s Creek from the back of the green. It’s the only time I can remember someone taking a penalty shot and dropping the ball back on the green from where they’d played it from. But it’s the sort of thing that can happen at Augusta – even to the best in the world."
PETER ALLISS: "Looking down at the green from the corner is one of the most majestic and stunning scenes in golf. If you don’t get to the corner or go into the trees you have to lay-up. When the pin is half-way up the green on the little shelf you’ve only got about 20-foot square to stop the ball. You don’t have to be a big hitter to win the Masters if you lay-up on the par 5s and make a pitch-and-putt birdie."