GLT's 18 Days of the Masters - Hole 9

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Hole 9 Augusta National

Hole No. 9 

Carolina Cherry - Par 4

Historical Average: 4.15 (12) Low Year: 4.020 (1968) High Year: 4.401 (1955)

This hole is best known for its green that slopes from back to front. Players often drive down the right side to avoid having to contend with two left greenside bunkers on their second shots. The original ninth green had a more extreme “false front” than the current green. Shots landing there invariably rolled back down the fairway.1

 

Hole 9 Augusta National

Masters highlight: Jack Nicklaus hit 9-iron into 12 feet in 1986 and was ready to putt when he heard back-to-back cheers from behind him on the eighth green. "Why don't we try to make some noise ourselves?" he said to the gallery. He made the birdie putt, and so began his charge to his sixth green jacket.

Masters lowlight: Greg Norman went after the pin on Sunday and saw the ball spin down the hill back into the fairway, the start of his record collapse in 1996.2

Sources:

1: masters.com

2: newsday.com - AP

 

Hole 9 The Masters