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No. 2 - Pink Dogwood Par 5, 575 yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
0 33 56 9 1 0 4.778 15
1 46 42 9 1 0 4.626 17
2 19 26 2 0 0 4.571 17
1 21 22 5 0 0 4.633 16
Historical Average: 4.81  Historical Rank: 16        

A slight draw off the tee sets up a chance to reach the par-5 green in two. Bunkers in front of the green often come into play.

1934 yardage: 525, par 5

Original Intent

Although this is the longest hole on the course, a well-hit tee shot will take a good run down the fairway as it slopes over the hill. It was one of our guiding principles in building the Augusta National that even our par 5s should be reachable by two excellent shots."
--- Bobby Jones, in Sports Illustrated, April 6, 1959

Significant changes

- Fairway bunker shifted to right, 1999

- Tee moved back 20-25 yards, 1999

Did it work?

Nothing has changed. Big hitters can still reach this hole in two shots, and anyone who walks away without birdie feels as if he lost a shot to the field.

Recent photos from No. 2

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2011 Pin Placements

Pink Dogwood

Pink Dogwood - Cornus florida rubra

- Deciduous, flowering tree
- Pink, biscuit-shaped blossoms from March to May
- Red berries in fall are a favorite of songbirds.

Spot it on the course
- It grows on both sides of the second fairway.

Hole story
- Before it was Pink Dogwood, No. 2 was named Woodbine.

Where and how the plant grows
- Can grow 20 to 40 feet high and wide
- Shade tolerant
- Moist to dry, well-drained, acidic soil
- Moderately drought tolerant
- Propagation from seeds
- Sensitive to pests and diseases

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