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.
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.