Probably the Masters Tournament will be over when you will read this article. The second nine is always something to watch.
This is certainly the most recognized hole in the world. A par 3 with a body of water in front. This water hazard has yellow lines and stakes.
When a ball goes on the fringe of the green and it backspins in the water hazard, the player has 4 options:
-1 play the ball where it lies
-2 go back and replay the stroke from the previous place
-3 drop a ball in the drop zone
In all cases it is not possible to drop a ball on the green side of the hazard because the stakes are yellow.
The player’s tee shot is in the bunker at the back of the green. He hits his next stroke directly in the water hazard in front of the green.
If the player wants to use Option 4, he must go back on the tee side of the hole.
If the hazard had been marked in red, he would have the additional option of dropping a ball less than 2 club-length of the point of entry.
HOLE # 15 and # 16
The hazard in front of 15 and on the side of 16 are marked YELLOW.