I was recently listening to a podcast on Instagram where Kevin Kisner was being interview and apparently the 5th hole at Augusta has been lengthened to 495 yards. Is that true because I haven't heard or read anything about that.<br />
Is it true they are renaming # 5, "Pickled Pear?"<br />
There's a contemporary overhead shot available on Google Maps. Looks like they stuffed a tee right behind the 4th green. They didn't go across Old Berckmans Road as originally speculated.<br />
It's going to make one of the toughest holes on the course already just absolutely brutal!<br />
Interested to see how it plays out come April...79 days to go.
Just happened to come across the below what looks like a 360 drone picture in the park beside Augusta National. You can see they had the whole 5th hole torn up when that was taken in July 18.<br />
Interesting the work they have done on the bit of land they bought from Augusta Country Club behind 12th Green / 13th Tee, an unusual looking tree left there all on its own, almost like the 13th tee could go back there some day!<br />
<br />https://www.google.c...0!7i8192!8i4096<br />
I just found it interesting that they decided to lengthen the hole because traditionally it's one of the top 5 toughest holes on the course. I think the course is perfect the way it is, but if I were to change the course, I would do one thing. I'd shorten the 7th hole so that players can hit more wedges into the green, maybe even make it drivable one of the days. I think it would be interesting to see if players would take on that hole at 350 given the severe bunkering around the green.<br />
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