GLT's 18 Days of the Masters - Hole 8

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Hole 8 Augusta National

Hole No. 8 

Yellow Jasmine - Par 5

Historical Average: 4.83 (15) Low Year: 4.635 (1974) High Year: 4.991 (1956)

An accurate drive is needed to avoid the fairway bunker on the right side on this uphill hole. The long, narrow green is bunkerless. It is guarded instead by a series of mounds, the biggest of which line its left side.1

 

Hole 8 The Masters

Masters highlight: Tom Kite and Seve Ballesteros were paired r in the final round in 1986, both in contention. Kite hit a sand wedge from 80 yards that bounced twice and dropped in for his first eagle to get within two shots of the lead. Ballesteros, not the least bit bothered, played a pitch-and-run from 40 yards short of the green and matched his eagle to take the lead.

Masters lowlight: Tony Lema took double bogey in the opening round of 1963 and shot 74. He eventually finished one shot behind Jack Nicklaus.2

Sources:

1: masters.com

2: newsday.com - AP

Hole 8 Augusta National