Augusta National No. 15 at a glance
Distance: 530 yards
Historic average: 4.78 (18th)
Buzz: Drive it in the fairway to have a go at this green in two. Everyone focuses on the pond in front and its steep bank, because shots hit short or even on the front of the green with spin likely will roll back into the pond. From the top of the fairway looking down upon the domed green, players also worry about hitting it long and having the ball run beyond the green into a pond that’s part of No. 16. The safe bail-out for those wishing to carry the pond is a second shot into the greenside bunker on the right. It’s a smart play, if there’s any doubt, to simply lay back and leave a 90-yard pitch into the green, although that presents a delicate downhill pitch that can lead to a ball in the water.