Augusta extends course again this year… 10 yards of tee box on the second hole

February 21, 2024 0 Comments

Augusta National Golf Club (hereinafter referred to as Augusta), which hosts the Masters, has touched the course again this year.

Augusta announced on the 21st (Korea Standard Time) that it moved the second hole (par 5) tee box 10 yards back through a course guide distributed to the media in advance.

The total length of the second hole, which was 575 yards until last year, has increased to 585 yards.

Hole 2 is the longest hole in Augusta, but the difficulty level is not high.

It was the easiest hole until last year, but experts predict it will turn into the second easiest hole this year.

The easiest hole appears to be the 13th hole (par 5).

Augusta changed course little by little every year.

Although it is a course that values tradition the most, it is generally considered active in modifying the course.

After the competition, they analyzed the players’ strategies and distance changes, and made changes to the course, such as moving tea boxes, making new ones, or planting trees.

Last year, the entire length of the 13th hole was extended by 35 yards and the tee box was increased by 7 meters, and some par 3 holes were modified for viewing convenience.

In 2022, I touched holes 11, 15, and 18.

Augusta explained the course change, saying, “Our biggest goal is to have as much vision as possible for audiences to see as many hall greens as possible in one place.”


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