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Course stats: Augusta National through three rounds


AUGUSTA, Ga. – A quick glance at course statistics from Round 3 of the Masters shows a slight change in difficulty among the holes. The par-3 fourth hole, which Brandt Snedeker five-putted from 6 feet, was the most difficult in the third round. It played to a stroke average of 3.7059, which has made it the second most difficult hole of the week.

Here is a breakdown of more course statistics through three rounds:

• The second most difficult hole for the first two days was the par-3 12th hole. It is now the fifth most difficult hole playing to a 3.2898 stroke average.

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• The most difficult hole remains the par-4 11th hole, playing more than a half-stroke over par for the week at 4.5265.

• The four par 5s are still the four easiest holes on the course. The par-5 15th is the easiest, playing 4.7469 strokes. Guaranteed that this will be a pivotal hole late on Sunday, and will help determine the Masters champion.

• The par-5 13th hole is the 16th most difficult hole and have given up the most birdies (96). It’s also allowed five eagles, which ties for most with the 15th hole.

• Scoring average for the week is 74.1836.