The closing hole has become a 465-yard challenge with the extension of the tee in 2002. An accurate drive is a must, and an expanded bunker complex requires a clout of 335 yards to carry. Trees to the left of the bunkers prevent a bailout on that side, and the elevated green is guarded by bunkers.
420, par 4
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1. "Dr. Mackenzie and I believe that no good golf hole exists that does not afford a proper and convenient solution to the average golfer and the short player, as well as to the more powerful and accurate expert."
2. "We have always felt that the make-or-break character of many of the holes of our second nine has been largely responsible for rewarding our spectators with so many dramatic finishes. It has always been a nine that could be played in the low thirties or the middle forties."
1. "There should be little walking between the greens and tees, and the course should be arranged so that in the first instance there is always a slight walk forwards from the green to the next tee; then the holes are sufficiently elastic to be lengthened in the future if necessary."
2. "There should be a minimum of blindness for the approach shots."
3. "There should be a sufficient number of heroic carries from the tee, but the course should be arranged so that the weaker player with the loss of a stroke or portion of a stroke shall always have an alternative route open to him."
In July 1931, banner headlines in newspapers across the country trumpeted the news: Bobby Jones was building a course in Augusta, and Alister MacKenzie would be the primary architect.
The groundwork for Gene Sarazen's double eagle at the 1935 Masters - and all of the memorable shots and drama that have followed - was laid by Bobby Jones and tournament co-founder Clifford Roberts a few months earlier. They reversed the nines.