Monday, February 23, 2009

A Look At Augusta National: #6 - 'Juniper'

This is a beautiful hole that does not get much attention. It drops off more than it looks.

180 yards

Par 3

Original Intent: "With the ball stopping either short of this raised area (back plateau) or off to the left of it, it is an extremely difficult job to get the first putt close to the hole."- Bobby Jones, in Sports Illustrated, April 6, 1959

Significant Change:
- Pond filled in at front of green, 1959

Did It Work?

The cosmetic change has had no real effect for tournament play. Putting the tee shot on the proper side of the green is crucial.

History Average Score: 3.14
History Average Rank:



No comments: