Par is an excellent score here and requires two strong shots with some delicate putting on one of Augusta's slickest slopes. It sweeps from right to left and requires a jeweler's touch to negotiate it successfully.
Golfers will tee off with a slight draw at the center of the fairway, from where it will roll and roll into position if you've hit a good shot. If you haven't, it's a 3- or 4-iron in with a few players even hitting woods. And if you miss the fairway left, you are in deep trouble.
A 7- to a 9-iron is the usual reward for hitting a good shot. There are no bunkers beside the green. Two of the most memorable putts in Masters history occurred here.
In 1984, Ben Crenshaw rolled in a putt from 60 feet away to score birdie in his victory. And in 1989, Scott Hoch was dueling Nick Faldo in a playoff when the pair started at the 10th. Faldo had made bogey and Hoch had a 2-footer to secure a par and victory. Somehow it got away, missing the cup for a three-putt and a bogey also. Faldo, given a huge reprieve, made birdie on the next hole for the victory.