Hole 4 at The Masters, Flowering Crab Apple
Hole No. 4
Flowering Crab Apple - Par 3
Hist Avg: 3.29 (3) Low Year: 3.123 (2001,) High Year: 3.497 (1956)
This hole is a stout par three that requires a long iron and is often made harder by deceptive winds. Two bunkers, front right and front left, guard the green, which slopes back to the front.
The green was originally shaped like a boomerang. It's now a bit wider, the bend slightly less extreme. But the hole remains an elusive target.
The Masters highlight:
Jeff Sluman made the only ace on this hole in Masters history with a 4-iron from 213 yards in 1992. It carried him to a 65 and a share of the first-round lead.
The Masters lowlight:
Phil Mickelson was one shot out of the lead in the final round in 2012 when he purposely tried to hit into the front left bunker for his easiest chance at par. But his shot hit the grandstand and went into the woods. Lefty played two right-handed shots to get it out, hit his fourth into the bunker and got up-and-down for a triple bogey. He finished two shots behind.