GLT's 18 Days of the Masters - Hole 1

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Hole 1 Augusta National

Hole No. 1

Tea Olive - Par 4

Historical Average: 4.24 (6,) Low year: 4.008 (1974,) High year: 4.474 (2007)

The first is a slight dogleg right that plays uphill. Drives to the left may catch the trees. The hole requires a precise second shot to an undulating green. A poorly struck approach may result in a difficult two-putt.

In 1935, the hole featured a left fairway bunker that was later removed. A greenside bunker, front and left, was added in 1951.1

 

Hole 1 the Masters
Rory McIlroy started 2012's Masters with a double bogey on this hole.

Masters highlight: Charl Schwartzel pitched a low-running shot from the right mounds across the green and holed the shot for a birdie to begin the final round of his 2011 victory. `

Masters lowlight: Rory McIlroy was one shot behind going into the weekend in 2012. He went over the back of the green, chipped through the green and down into a swale, barely got his next shot onto the green and two-putted for a double bogey on his way to a 77.2

GLT Golf’s Shot of Note: Iain Highfield examines Ernie Els’s 2016 opening round six-putt and share tips on calming the nerves, how to “silence the chimp” and process focus in the video below.

 

 

Sources:

1: masters.com

2: newsday.com - AP

 

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