By David Dusek
Sunday, April 08, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- As Phil Mickelson slipped a green jacket onto Charl Schwartzel last year, Schwartzel's caddie, Greg Hearmon, said, "As always, it happens on the back nine on Sunday ... just like you dreamt it."
 
It certainly did for Schwartzel, who birdied his last four holes last year. This year, like all years, the final nine holes on Sunday will play a major role in deciding the winner. The good news for the players is that traditional Sunday pin locations have been established over the years, so they have a good idea of what they’ll be facing.
 
"Augusta National doesn't reward good shots, it never has," said Peter Kostis, a CBS golf analyst who sits in the 13th tower every year at the Masters. "It always rewards great shots. If you hit a great shot, then you can attack some of these holes. But if you don't, you'd better damn well know where to miss it, because if the ball goes into the wrong place you're going to pay a dear price."
 
I asked Kostis, Jim “Bones” Mackay (caddie for three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson) and John Wood (caddie for PGA Tour star Hunter Mahan) to explain how to approach these hole locations. Here’s what they had to say.
 

2011 Sunday hole locations at 10, 11, and 12
 
2011 Sunday hole locations at 10, 11, and 12

10 (Camellia), Par 4, 495 yards
Mackay:

"You want to put the ball in the fairway first, but the big thing about that hole is club selection. Where do you ultimately want to play it from? Certainly if the pin is back-left, you certainly don't want to mess with long and left, a la Lenny Mattice in that playoff [2003 with Mike Weir]."



Wood:

Kostis:

11 (White Dogwood), Par 4, 505 yards
Mackay:

Wood:

Kostis:

12 (Golden Bell), Par 3, 155 yards
Mackay:

Wood:

Kostis:

13 (Azalea), Par 5, 510 yards

Mackay:

Wood:

Kostis:


Traditional Sunday hole locations at the Masters
 
2011 Sunday hole locations at 13, 14, and 15

14 (Chinese Fir), Par 4, 440 yards
Mackay:

Wood:

Kostis:

15 (Firethorn), Par 5, 530 yards
Mackay:

Wood:

Kostis:

Traditional Sunday hole locations at the Masters
 
2011 Sunday hole locations at 16, 17, and 18

16 (Redbud), Par 3, 170
Mackay:

Wood:

Kostis:

17 (Nandina), Par 4, 440 yards
Mackay:

"It's really hard to stay below that pin because you can spin the ball off the front right. You have to pull the right club from the bag in the fairway and hit it 10 feet short and left of the hole. Jack Nicklaus hit it too far left [in 1986]. I'm telling you, it's crazy fast."



Wood:

Kostis:

18 (Holly), Par 4, 456
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Wood:

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