Get to know the par 3s at Augusta National

No. 16 at Augusta National, as seen from the hillside across the pond (David Cannon/Getty Images)

The specifics: Par 3, 170 yards

Historical scoring average: 3.15 (10th hardest on the course in relation to par)

Easiest it’s ever played: 2.960  in 2014

Hardest it’s ever played: 3.422 in 1950

2019 scoring average: 2.9079 (13th hardest in relation to par)

The details: The green sits above a pond and guarded by three bunkers. The putting surface slopes dramatically from a high spot on the right down to the left toward the pond. An early-tournament pin on the right side of the green calls for a precise tee shot that remains above the slope that bisects the green, while that same slope can feed balls left toward the traditional Sunday hole position.

Holes-in-one during the Masters: 20 (Ross Somerville, 1934, mashie niblick, 145 yards; Willie Goggin, 1935, spade mashie, 145 yards; Ray Billows, 1940, 8-iron, 145 yards; John Dawson, 1949, 4-iron, 190 yards; Clive Clark, 1968, 2-iron, 190 yards; Corey Pavin, 1992, 8-iron, 140 yards; Raymond Floyd, 1996, 5-iron, 182 yards; Padraig Harrington, 2004, 6-iron, 177 yards; Kirk Triplett, 2004, 6-iron, 177 yards; Trevor Immelman, 2005, 7-iron, 177 yards; Ian Poulter, 2008, 8-iron, 169 yards; Nathan Green, 2010, 6-iron, 176 yards; Ryan Moore, 2010, 7-iron, 176 yards; Bo Van Pelt, 2012, 6-iron, 202 yards; Adam Scott, 2012, 7-iron, 202 yards; Shane Lowry, 2016, 8-iron, 181 yards; Davis Love III, 2016, 7-iron, 181 yards; Louis Oosthuizen, 2016, 7-iron, 181 yards; Matt Kuchar, 2017, 7-iron, 170 yards; Charley Hoffman, 2018, 6-iron, 178 yards.

Credit: Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *