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Masters Hole-by-Hole

 

No. 3 - Flowering Peach

Yards: 350
Par: 4

One of the best short par-4s in golf, this hole that hasn't been changed in 28 years. Big hitters can drive near the green, but not many even try because of all the trouble surrounding the L-shaped green that slopes sharply from right to left. Most players hit iron off tee to stay short of four bunkers on the left side.

Trevor Immelman's take: "The third is an incredible hole, probably the only unchanged hole on the golf course. A lot of guys have different strategies. If the flag is front left or front right, I'll hit a 3 iron, or maybe a 5 wood, depending on the breeze, and then you're looking at a 8 or 9 iron or wedge. And you're really trying to put yourself on the green within 30 feet. If you leave it short, you're going to make a 5 or 6. If the flag is back and the wind conditions are ideal, I'll try to hit a driver. If you hit it straight, you should carry those left traps -- probably about 270 yards to carry them. You hit it down there and you're going to have maybe 80 yards and then 50 feet of green. At that point, it becomes one of the most attacking shots you can play here."

Famous Moment: Jack Nicklaus was 58 when he chipped in for birdie in 1998 to get into contention, and receive a cheer so loud the ground shook.

Hall of Shame: Jeff Maggert was leading in the final round in 2003 until his shot from a fairway bunker caromed off the wall and hit him in the chest, a two-shot penalty. He made a triple bogey.

Source: Associated Press


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2014 Cumulative Stats
CourseAugusta National Golf Club
Rank13
Stroke Avg4.074
Aces0
Double Eagles0
Eagles1
Birdies45
Pars184
Bogeys63
Double Bogeys3
Others0
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