Pink Dogwood Augusta Hole #2 – Masters Golf Hole Names

Hole number 2 at Augusta National is a 575 yard Par 5,  and provides a great opportunity for birdie early in the players’ rounds. Named Pink Dogwood for the pink dogwoods that line each side of the fairway on hole number 2, this is a par 5 that is reachable in two shots with a good tee shot placed in the fairway. Players will need to beware of the fairway bunker that guards the right side of the fairway. If they do, this is definitely a birdie, or perhaps an eagle hole….or as we were treated to in 2012, possibly an albatross hole.

Pink Dogwood - Hole 2 at the Masters

Hole 2 – Pink Dogwood
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The longer hitters should have an iron into this green with a properly placed tee shot. Ideally the right handed player will want to hit a slight draw off the tee to give themselves the best chance to reach the green in two. Louis Oosthuizen played this hole perfectly in the fourth round of the 2012 Masters. One of the greatest shots in Masters history came on Sunday in 2012. Oosthuizen hit a perfectly placed tee ball and had a 4-iron left from 253 yards. Yes, you heard that right, a 4-iron from 253. Pink Dogwood plays downhill, especially the second shot, and Oosthuizen striped it and landed it on the front edge of the green, and as David Fehrety called it live, the ball came to papa.

Pink Dogwood flowering treePink Dogwoods are a deciduous tree the produce beautiful pink flowers during the spring months, and are in full bloom every year come Masters week. Augusta National is known for their dogwoods and the two are almost synonymous with each other.

The green is guarded in the front by two bunkers, but the green is accessible in two by splitting the two bunkers and running the ball up on the green as Louis so perfectly demonstrated. The green slopes from left to right and funnels right to the traditional Sunday pin placement, which produced magic on Sunday of the 2012 Masters.

The par 5s at the Masters are all birdie holes, and Pink Dogwood is the first of the four par 5s that the players will need to take advantage of if they have any plans of winning the tournament.

Author: cureaslice

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