Friday, July 11
Augusta National Golf Course
April 10th - 13th, 2003




Hole 18



The skinny:  
Played as the toughest hole last year after the tee was pushed back 60 yards. This uphill, dogleg right is protected off the tee by two deep bunkers at the left elbow (which require a 335-yard carry). Trees get in the way of a drive that strays to the right. A middle iron is required to a green that has a bunker in front and to the right.

Vijay Singh's analysis:  
This is the one everyone will be talking about. There's a new pin position back right. When I played, I hit a decent driver in the fairway and a 3-iron from 204 yards. The target is the right edge of the first bunker, and just hit it long and straight. If anything, you want to miss on the left side. If you miss it right, you have to deal with the trees. I was right-center and still had to fade my 3-iron around the trees. And the drive is narrow. The trees are so big, and they look so close.

How it played in 2002:
Eagles: 0 Birdies: 15 Pars: 158 Bogeys: 84 Double Bogeys: 8 Other: 0








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Hole
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Out
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
In
Total
Par
4
5
4
3
4
3
4
5
4
36
4
4
3
5
4
5
3
4
4
36
72
Yards
435
575
350
205
455
180
410
570
460
3,640
495
490
155
510
440
500
170
425
465
3,650
7,290