Hole 3 at The Masters, Flowering Peach
Hole No. 3
Flowering Peach - Par 4
Historical Average: 4.08 (14) Low Year: 3.885 (2011,) High Year: 4.267 (1989)
A classic short par four. Golfers attempt to hit short of the four fairway bunkers, resulting in a full shot to the green, where it is better to be long than short. The putting surface slopes right to left, with a thin neck on the left side guarded by a bunker.
Alister MacKenzie, the architect of Augusta National with Bobby Jones, believed the third hole to be nearly perfect in design. Thus, this hole has been changed less than any other on the course.
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2: newsday.com - AP