TEE SHOT ON THE 240-YARD PAR-3 FOURTH
What to Watch For
"The fourth has become a serious hole since I won
my first Masters in 1989. We'd hit 3- or 4-iron then.
Today it's 240 yards; some guys have to hit 5-wood.
With a firm breeze it can play 252 yards and it's
nearly 240 yards just to carry the trap in front! If the
pin is tucked front-right, you must avoid the front
bunker you'll never get it up and down from there
because the green is so slick. Look for the smart
players to play it safe, aiming for the left-center."
"I made a two there in '89 on Sunday,
which is pretty impressive. The
crowd whoops, forgive me the
'patrons' were moving around a lot,
which was distracting, and before I
putted I just screamed, 'Stand!'
[Laughs] That released some
pressure, and I stepped up and
holed a curling putt!"
"A high hybrid to the center of the
green is needed, as this hole has
one of the trickiest greens at
Augusta. Four tough pin positions
await the players, who will all
gladly accept par on this long and
demanding par 3."