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No. 14 - Chinese Fir Par 4, 440 yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
 R1
0 28 59 11 1 0 3.848 14
 R2
0 21 62 15 1 0 3.960 14
 R3
0 4 35 8 2 0 4.163 6
 R4
0 11 35 3 0 0 3.837 14
Historical Average: 4.18  Historical Rank: 8        


Description:
Its the only hole on the course without a bunker, but a severe green provides plenty of problems. Players often have to hit driver instead of a 3-wood, and a sloping fairway kicks shots into trouble on the right. Large undulations on the green make this the trickiest to putt.

1934 yardage: 425, par 4


Original Intent

"The putting surface along the front spills over the contours into the fairway. But an approach putt from this area is exceedingly difficult. A really good second shot leaving the ball close to the hole is most comforting here."
--- Bobby Jones


Significant changes

- Bunker on right side of fairway landing area removed, 1952

- Tee moved back 30-35 yards, 2002


Did it work?

The challenge of this hole has always been to get the ball as close as possible to the pin. With the undulating green, it's no easy task, and some players are now having to hit longer clubs into this hole.


Special multimedia

Challenge on 14: Why it's called Augusta National's toughest green

An interactive Flash explanation of the difficulties faced at No. 14.

 

 

Recent photos from No. 14

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2011 Pin Placements


Chinese Fir

Chinese Fir - Cunninghamia lanceolata

- Evergreen tree
- Fast-growing, exotic tree with bright green, pointed needles
- Produces ornamental cones - Despite being an evergreen, it sheds some branches in fall

Spot it on the course
- It grows left of the 14th fairway.

Where and how the plant grows
- Native to China
- Grows 30 to 75 feet tall and 10 to 30 feet wide
- Sun to partial shade
- Acidic, moist, well-drained soil
- Extremely high drought tolerance
- Propagation by cuttings

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