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Augusta National Changes

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Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Hootie Johnson announced Tuesday specific golf course changes for the 2002 Masters Tournament. Before the start of the 2001 Masters, Johnson had stated that changes would be forthcoming.
 
Overall, nine holes were changed including seven par 4s and two par 5s. The yardage on the course increased to approximately 7,270 yards from 6,985. In addition, a new practice putting green was constructed approximately 30 yards east of the previous location.
 
'Our objective is to keep this golf course current,' Johnson said. 'Beginning in 1934 and throughout their tenure, Cliff Roberts and Bob Jones made improvements to complement the changing state of the game. We have continued this philosophy.'
 
Golf Course Changes (All Yardage is Approximate)
 
Hole No. 1Tees moved back 20-25 yards. Reshaped fairway bunker extending it 10-15 yards towards the green. To carry the bunker is about 300 yards. Portion of fairway landing area regraded. New Length: 435 yards
 
Hole No. 7Tees moved back 40-45 yards. Portion of fairway landing area regraded. New Length: 410 yards
 
Hole No. 8Tees moved back 15-20 yards and shifted to golfer's right 10 yards. Reshaped and nearly doubled the size of the fairway bunker. To carry the bunker is about 305 yards. New Length: 570 yards
 
Hole No. 9Tees moved back 25-30 yards. New Length: 460 yards
 
Hole No. 10Tees moved back 5-10 yards and moved 5 yards to golfer's left. New Length: 495 yards
 
Hole No. 11Tees moved back 30-35 yards and moved 5 yards to golfer's right. Portion of fairway landing area regraded. New Length: 490 yards
 
Hole No. 13Tees moved back 20-25 yards. New Length: 510 yards
 
Hole No. 14Tees moved back 30-35 yards. New Length: 440 yards
 
Hole No. 18Tees moved back 55-60 yards and moved 5 yards to golfer's right. Adjusted bunker complex by making bunkers approximately 10 percent larger. To carry the bunkers is about 320 yards. Trees added left of fairway bunkers. Green regrassed and expanded to recover lost edges. Possible new pin position right rear of green. New Length: 465 yards
 
Total Yardage (Approx.): 3,620-3,650--7,270 yards
 
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