What is the best score on the par 5s in a single Masters Tournament?

What is the best score on the par 5s in a single Masters Tournament?

Through three rounds of the 2018 Masters, Patrick Reed has played the 12 par 5s he has seen so far at Augusta National in 13 under par.

He birdied the four par 4s at the par-72 home of the Masters in the first round, and then he did it again in the second round.

In the third round, Reed played the par 5s in 5 under, including making an eagle putt on No. 13 and holing an eagle pitch shot just off the green on No. 15. He also birdied the eighth hole.

That means Reed is in position to tie or surpass the best-ever total score on the par 5s in a single Masters Tournament.

Four players have tallied 15-under totals on the 16 par 5s in a single Masters Tournament: Greg Norman in 1995, Tiger Woods in 2010, Ernie Els in 2013 and Phil Mickelson in 2015. Note that none of those players went on to win the Masters that year.

In 1995, Greg Norman finished tied for third at 11-under total, meaning he played the par 3s and par 4s in 4 over par to lose to Ben Crenshaw by three shots.

In 2010, Tiger Woods finished tied for fourth also at 11-under total, in losing to Phil Mickelson by five shots.

In 2013, Ernie Els finished tied for 13th place at 1-under total, meaning he played the rest of the course in 14 over par for the week. He lost to eventual playoff winner Adam Scott and fellow playoff competitor Angel Cabrera by 8 shots.

In 2015, Phil Mickelson finished tied for second at 14-under total, losing to Jordan Spieth's record-tying 72-hole total by four shots.

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