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Hole 1 at Augusta

445 yards, par four

Peter Alliss
By Peter Alliss
BBC TV golf commentator

Hole 1 at Augusta

When I first went to Augusta, anybody who hit the ball at all well could easily clear the bunker on the right, but not so now - you need a big, big drive to carry it.

They put the tee back 25 yards in 2002 and added another 20 yards in 2007, though they've trimmed the tee box to improve access and reduced the card by 10 yards.

The hole is a bit of a dogleg, left to right, with a slight hollow and a ridge. You can get to the raised green with a middle-to-shortish iron under normal conditions.

As a feature in common with all the greens at Augusta, this one is very sloping and very quick.

2010 rank: 6th hardest (stroke ave. 4.205)

All-time rank (1942-2010): tied 6th (4.23)



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