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Masters Hole-by-Hole

 

No. 15 - Firethorn

Yards: 530
Par: 5

A cluster of pines is starting to mature on the right side of the fairway, making it critical to be straight off the tee. The green can be reached in two with a good drive, but a pond guards the front and there is a bunker to the right. Even for those laying up, the third shot requires a precise wedge.

Stuart Appleby's take: "It used to be a hole where you could really bomb it right to left, hit it well over 300 yards, and think about birdie. Nowadays you really don't have a tee shot that's right to left at all. You want to sneak it up the right side to get a cleaner shot at the green. Being in normal conditions, you have driver off the tee and long iron into that hole. Long is the safest option for approach shots, but also one of the trickiest chips you're going find on the golf course. Your chip comes up 10-20 yards of slope, but then staight down the green to the water. Very simple, flat green. It just slopes one way. If you get on in two, you're definitely taking a big breath."

Famous Moment: Gene Sarazen hit 4-wood from 235 yards into the hole for a 2 in 1935, the most famous albatross in golf.

Hall of Shame: Geoff Ogilvy was in contention late Saturday in 2007 when he put two balls in the water with a wedge and made a 9, sending him to an 81 in the third round.

Source: Associated Press


Flyovers from Augusta National


2014 Cumulative Stats
CourseAugusta National Golf Club
Rank16
Stroke Avg4.75
Aces0
Double Eagles0
Eagles5
Birdies114
Pars137
Bogeys31
Double Bogeys8
Others1
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