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Sports Report: 5th hole at Augusta being lengthened by 30 yards

19:11  12 july  2018
19:11  12 july  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Augusta National is the latest golf course making a dramatic change in order to keep up with the length of the modern game. The prestige course is in the process of adding a tee box to the par-4 fifth that will lengthen the hole by 30 yards , according to Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte. "The new hole will play

The plans for Augusta National’s fifth hole have come into even clearer focus. Per a report from Golf Channel’s This appears to solidify reports from earlier this year about a potential lengthening . The plans showed a tee box being pushed back 20- 30 yards across Old Berckmans Road with that

Augusta National is the latest golf course making a dramatic change in order to keep up with the length of the modern game.

The prestige course is in the process of adding a tee box to the par-4 fifth that will lengthen the hole by 30 yards, according to Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte.

"The new hole will play upwards of 485 yards in an attempt to restore the shot value that has been taken away by the distances achieved by the modern game," Rosaforte said. "Instead of 3-woods and 7-irons, the new fifth should require a driver and a 5-iron, at the very least, depending upon the conditions."

The fifth hole, which previously played at 455 yards, was already the fifth-toughest par-4 on the course at this year's Masters.

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Augusta National is adding a tee box which will lengthen the par-4 fifth hole by 30 yards , Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte reported Wednesday night on “Golf Central.” The hole currently plays upwards of 455 yards and was the fifth-most difficult par 4 at this year’s Masters Tournament.

Augusta National is adding a tee box which will lengthen the par-4 fifth hole by 30 yards , Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte reported Wednesday night on “Golf Central.” The hole currently plays upwards of 455 yards and was the fifth-most difficult par 4 at this year’s Masters Tournament.

This would be the first club-enacted change at Augusta since six holes were altered 12 years ago.

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