No 10 - Camellia - Par 4 495 Yards


This is 10 yards longer than legal limit for a par-4, but there is an elevation drop of 90 feet before it reaches the green. It also is the beginning of a tough stretch of holes and the first of the back nine at Augusta.
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.