Fire Thorn, No. 15 at Augusta National: This par-5 hole is not the toughest hole, but it’s somewhat of a challenge to reach in two shots, especially with the pond that guards the green in front. With a solid drive, most players will go for it. Since they’ll be using either a long iron or a wood, they need to hit a high trajectory shot to keep the ball on the green. Although this hole is an eagle opportunity, an errant approach shot can easily result in a large number.
Here’s an example of where guys like Geoff Ogilvy will have a huge advantage – he’s both accurate and hits the ball up, up and awaaaay!