1934 yardage: 440, par 4
"The proper line here is, as closely as possible, past the bunker on the left side of the fairway. It is not necessary to carry this bunker in order to direct the drive into a groove in the fairway on top of the hill. But it is a very comforting safety factor to have sufficient length for the carry should the shot be pulled slightly."
--- Bobby Jones
- Fairway bunkers extended about 80 yards toward the green, 2003
Did it work?
Yes. Players rarely try to carry the bunkers anymore, so they are forced to play to the right, which means a longer shot to a difficult green.
Recent photos from No. 5
2011 Pin Placements
Magnolia - Magnolia grandiflora
- Evergreen tree with 5- to 8-inch-long leathery oblong leaves
- Produces fragrant 10-inch white blooms in May and June
- Flowers are followed by cone-shaped fruit that yields small berries in late summer.
Spot it on the course
- The trees grow to the right of the fifth fairway and behind the green.
- Native to Southeastern U.S.; state tree of Mississippi; state flower of Louisiana
Where and how the plant grows
- All varieties can grow 60 to 80 feet tall and 30 to 40 feet wide.
- Full sun to partial shade
- Slightly acidic, well-drained soil
- Moderately drought tolerant
- Propagation by cuttings, grafting or seed