The Masters is underway, and the field of 97 will face some very difficult hole locations on Day 1 at Augusta National Golf Club.
Take a look at Thursday’s pin placements:
— Brian Wacker (@pgatour_brianw) April 9, 2015
Some notes on the pin placements:
No. 1 — My God, that’s the toughest on that green.
No. 2 — There’s almost no chance for an eagle unless someone holes it for their third shot.
No. 3 — There will be plenty of three-putts and a few four-putts.
No. 4 — That’s probably the easiest placement on this hole.
No. 5 — That’s precarious on a green that has some much movement on it.
No. 6 — Birdies can be made on that ridge, but a miss means a tough two-putt.
No. 7 — Don’t. Go. Long.
No. 8 — That’s a get-able position, either up the gut or with a slight fade.
No. 9 — If a player goes long, they’ll regret it. If they spin their approach too much, they’ll regret it.
No. 10 — Almost impossible to get close there. Par is a great score.
No. 11 — Don’t even bother hitting the green. Miss to the right to get up-and-down for par.
No. 12 — Not a bad spot.
No. 13 — An aggressive second shot calls for a fade from a huge hook lie. Yikes.
No. 14 — That’s tight to the edge, but fortunately, there’s no greenside bunkering, just a nasty fall-off.
No. 15 — Miss short or left and birdie is most certainly out of play.
No. 16 — The Tiger pin!
No. 17 — There’s a chance for a hole out on this location, but have to play to the center of the green and run it over.
No. 18 — Don’t go long, play the shot in low.