Augusta National's 10 Scariest Shots

By Alex Myers
4/11/2013 9:23:11 AM

Red numbers are expected at the Masters, but that doesn't mean Augusta National can't strike fear into the world's best golfers.

Approach Shot, No. 1

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A good opening tee shot doesn't make hitting this green much of a problem. However, just hitting the green doesn't always get the job done. No, a more precise shot is necessary to help navigate a treacherous putting surface on which players averaged a whopping 2.044 putts in 2012, the most of any hole.

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Tee Shot, No. 4

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A 240-yard par 3? Under major championship pressure? Yeah, this is an obvious one. Phil Mickelson found out the hard way in 2012, when he missed long and left and wound up making a triple bogey that cost him a shot at a fourth green jacket.

Tee Shot, No. 5

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This uphill, dogleg left was the fifth most difficult fairway to hit in 2012. Oh yeah, you might want to aim right to avoid ending up in the massive pair of fairway bunkers (above). Making things tougher is that like with No. 1, a challenging green makes coming in with a shorter club a priority, so most players hit driver.

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