This has become a long iron for big hitters, fairway metal for
others. A deep bunker protects the right side of the green, with
another bunker to the left. Club selection remains crucial because
of the deceptive wind. The green slopes to the front. This hole
features the only palm tree on the course.
Campbell's take: "Very tough downhill par 3. Bunker
short right and left of the green. The green is a little L-shaped
with two tiers on the back -- very tough to hit. It's around 230 in,
so you're hitting long iron and it's real hard to keep it on the
right level. The front right bunker isn't that bad a place to be,
except when you have a pin up front and the green slopes away from
you. But the left bunker is probably a better place to miss because
you have a bit of an uphill shot, giving you a better chance of
getting it up and down."
Famous Moment: Jeff Sluman in 1992 is the only
player to make a hole-in-one on the longest par 3 at Augusta
Hall of Shame: Vijay Singh opened with a 67 in
2006 and birdied two of his first three holes of the second round
until hitting 6-iron over the green and into the bushes to make
double bogey. He wound up with a 74.