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HoleParYards
14435
25575
34350
43205
54435
63180
74410
85570
94460
OUT363,620
104495
114490
123155
135510
144440
155500
163170
174425
184465
IN363,650
Total727,270

Peter Alliss' Course Guide




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This hole has been lengthened over the years, tucked back up into the corner. This year is no exception, with another 25 yards to negotiate.

It has a big dogleg right to left. Rae's Creek runs down the left hand side through these big pine trees, which must be 70, 80 or 90 feet high.

The fairway tilts right to left, so the camber goes the right way, but long hitters can miss it and go into the trees. Once you're off the fairway there is no rough as such, but they have pine needles about six inches deep. It looks as if your ball is just sitting up, but you've got to be careful when you take a big swing because your feet move and you can duff your shot entirely.

From the centre of the fairway, looking at the green when the azaleas are out, you can see the mounding of the stream, which passes down the left hand side. This is one of the most beautiful looking holes that you'll find anywhere. The green has two or three levels, little spots where there are five or six square yards of green which they put the flag in on some occasions.

Sometimes you can play a poor shot - and this is true for a number of holes at Augusta - but with the right spin and a bit of good luck, you can suddenly come backwards to the hole or come off a ridge and end up very close. The shot will often not warrant that, but that's part of Augusta's charm.



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