2017 Masters: Augusta National hole No. 7 flyover

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2017 Masters: Augusta National hole No. 7 flyover

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2017 Masters: Augusta National hole No. 7 flyover

Augusta National Hole. No. 7 at a glance

Distance: 450 yards
Par: 4
Historic average: 4.15 (11th)
Buzz: This used to be a short, relatively simple drive-and-wedge hole, but it was lengthened and tightened dramatically in 2006. Players need to power a drive through a narrow chicane of trees, then land a perfectly struck iron from 170 yards or so to a green designed for a wedge. The green is the second smallest on the course, only 4,335 square feet, which is two-thirds the size of an average Augusta green. It’s also the most elevated green, and with five greenside hazards it is the most heavily bunkered green on the course. It’s hard to hold, especially when approached from out of the woods with some sort of low cut or hook, which is often the case because the fairway width was reduced by pine trees.

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