GLT's 18 Days of the Masters - Hole 3

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Hole 3 Augusta National

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.1

 

Hole 3 The Masters

Masters highlight: Charl Schwartzel holed out from the fairway for an eagle in the final round of 2011 on his way to victory.

Masters lowlight: Jeff Maggert was leading in the final round in 2003 when he found a fairway bunker to the left. His shot ricocheted off the face of the bunker and struck him in the chest for a two-stroke penalty. He took triple bogey on the hole and never recovered.2

Sources:

1: masters.com

2: newsday.com - AP

 

Hole 3 Augusta National