AUGUSTA, Ga. – Things rarely go to script in professional sports but at Augusta National they certainly have a tendency of staying within the spirit of the charter and much of that is by design.
Few, if any, golf courses can be dialed in for Sunday scoring better than Augusta National, particularly on the second nine which seems to produce excitement more times than not.
Traditional hole locations are set into areas that naturally feed golf balls to birdie or eagle range. At No. 13, for example, the pin is cut about 5 paces from the back edge in the middle of the green, while the 15th hole is in the back right portion of the green.
Officials also appear to be using the new hole location in the back left portion of the 16th green, and a perfect forecast with light winds will also set the stage for low scores.