Did you know? 18 fun facts you (probably) didn’t know about every hole at Augusta National

The 11th hole at Augusta National.

There’s history everywhere at Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. Here’s a quick nugget you might not have known about every hole.

Hole No. 1: Par-4 / 445 yards (Tea Olive): In 1968, Roberto De Vicenzo eagled hole No. 1, only to lose the Masters in a heartbreaker later that day. It was his birthday.

Hole No. 2: Par-5 / 575 yards (Pink Dogwood): In the final round of the 2012 Masters, Louis Oosthuizen made a double eagle at No. 2. After his 253-yard approach shot landed on the green, it took 16 seconds to find the bottom of the cup.

Hole No. 3: Par-4 / 350 yards (Flowering Peach): In 2020, No. 3, ANGC’s shortest par 4, yielded no eagles, 65 birdies, 183 pars, 48 bogeys, 5 doubles and a lost ball by Bryson DeChambeau.

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Hole No. 4: Par-3 / 240 yards (Flowering Crab Apple): On No. 4 at the ’20 Masters, Jon Rahm made his fourth career ace during a practice round but didn’t know it until he reached the green.

Hole No. 5: Par-4 / 495 yards (Magnolia): The 5th is modeled after St. Andrews’ Road Hole.

Hole No. 6: Par-3 / 180 yards (Juniper): The first player to ace No. 6 in final-round Masters competition was an amateur (and lumber salesman) named Billy Joe Patton, in 1954.

Hole No. 7: Par-4 / 450 yards (Pampas): In 1938, ANGC cofounders Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones were persuaded to lengthen No. 7 — from 340 yards to 365 yards — by 1934 and ’36 Masters champ Horton Smith.

Hole No. 8: Par-5 / 570 yards (Yellow Jasmine): There has been only one double eagle posted on the 8th. Bruce Devlin did it in 1967, in round one. (He finished T-10.)

Hole No. 9: Par-4 / 460 yards (Carolina Cherry): Still visible to the right of the green on No. 9 is “Roberts Plateau,” a landing area for short hitters.

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Hole No. 10: Par-4 / 495 yards (Camellia): When Bob Jones teed off at No. 10, March 22, 1934, he had an impressively large gallery of 1,000 people.

Hole No. 11: Par-4 / 505 yards (White Dogwood): Nick Faldo won two of his three green jackets in sudden-death playoffs on 11, besting Scott Hoch in ’89 and Ray Floyd in ’90.

Hole No. 12: Par-3 / 155 yards (Golden Bell): Though only 155 yards in length, No. 12 is ranked ANGC’s fourth most difficult hole since 1942.

Hole No. 13: Par-5 / 510 yards (Azalea): Clifford Roberts once drove his cart into a fairway creek on 13. It was quickly filled in.

Hole No. 14: Par-4 / 440 yards (Chinese Fir): A fairway bunker was removed from No. 14 in 1952, making it the only hole at Augusta National without a bunker.

Hole No. 15: Par-5 / 530 yards (Firethorn): In ’57, Ben Hogan suggested the greenside bunker be added to 15.

Hole No. 16: Par-3 / 170 yards (Redbud): The original teeing area for 16 was to the right of the 15th green. It was moved to its current location in ’46.

Hole No. 17: Par-4 / 440 yards (Nandina): Only four players have back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18 to win the Masters. Last to do it: Charl Schwartzel, in 2011.

Hole No. 18: Par-4 / 465 yards (Holly): In 1958, Doug Ford dunked his 72nd-hole bunker shot to win the Masters by three.

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