GLT's 18 Days of the Masters - Hole 16
Hole No. 16
Redbud - Par 3
Historical Average: 3.15 (10) Low Year: 2.960 (2014) High Year: 3.422 (1950)
This hole is played entirely over water to a green secured by three bunkers. With the putting surface significantly pitched from right to left, an exacting tee shot is required to set up a reasonable birdie chance. Alister MacKenzie’s original 16th hole resemble the 12th, but it proved too easy for Masters competition. In 1947, a pond was built, and the green was moved right.₁
Masters Highlight: Tiger Woods had a one-shot lead over Chris DiMarco when he missed the green long in 2005. He chipped away from the hole up the slope, watched it make a U-turn at the top and roll back toward the hole, pausing for 2 full seconds before dropping for birdie.
Masters Lowlight: Despite a collapse in the final round of 1996, Greg Norman was still only two shots behind when he hooked his 6-iron into the water.₂
GLT Golf’s Shot of Note: Matthew Cooke takes a closer look at Tiger’s 2005 chip, provides some practice tips, and discusses visualization, mental reps and chunking.
₂ newsday.com - AP