Friday, March 6, 2009

A Look At Augusta National: #14 - 'Chinese Fir'

It's known as Augusta's toughest green and it is quite a doozy to look at in person.

Par 4
440 Yards

Original Intent:
"The putting surface along the front spills over the contours into the fairway. But an approach putt from this area is exceedingly difficult. A really good second shot leaving the ball close to the hole is most comforting here."
- Bobby Jones, in Sports Illustrated, April 6, 1959

Significant Change:
- Tee moved back 30-35 yards, 2002

Did It Work?
The challenge of this hole has always been to get the ball as close as possible to the pin. With the undulating green, it's no easy task, and some players are now having to hit longer clubs into this hole.

History Average Score: 4.18
History Average Rank: 8th


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