Augusta hole-by-hole guide: Hole 15 - Firethorn

Get a hole-by-hole guide of Augusta National Golf Club course ahead of the US Masters. Hole 15 - Firethorn

Augusta National 15th hole, Firethorn

Firethorn Par 5 530 yards

Hole Guide:

Gene Sarazen’s albatross here in 1935 was referred to as "the shot heard around the world". Courageous big-hitters will go for the green in two but with the tee having been moved back 30 yards and shifted to the left 20, many in the field will favour a lay-up.

The pine trees have matured on the right of the fairway so being straight is a necessity if you are going to score well. The hole – that the then-world number one David Duval famously triple-bogeyed at the 63rd Masters – has an impenetrable green with a pond at the front and rear, as well as a worrying bunker on the right fringe.

The big hitters can pick up birdies or better here but the drive has to be perfect and, most importantly, long.

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