04 Apr '12, 4pm

New video: The challenge of Augusta's front nine Par 3's (feat. N. Watney, H. Mahan, Z. Johnson & more) #teamtitleist

The back nine at Augusta National features two of the most famous, picturesque and challenging par 3's in golf: Nos. 12 ("Golden Bell," 155 yards) and 16 ("Redbud," 170 yards). Fun fact: There are also two par 3s on the front that demand just as much attention from the players. No. 4, "Flowering Crab Apple" is a 240-yard par-3 with a green that slopes back to front and is guarded by two large bunkers. It is the fourth most difficult hole in Masters history, having played to a 3.29 stroke average. (No. 12 has played to a 3.3.) Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker ranked No. 4 and No. 11 as Augusta's two toughest holes this week in a USA Today article. "That par-3 is brutal," he said. No. 6, "Juniper" is a downhill par-3 with a large, undulating green that offers a variety of treacherous pin positions. It has played to a 3.14 stroke average. "You can hit it in close one ...

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