No. 1, 380 yards, par 4: Few courses offer a more gentle start to the U.S. Open. Most players will use a fairway metal or long iron off the tee on this dogleg right, aiming at the right edge of the bunker beyond the fairway. Those who try to cut off the dogleg wind up being blocked by trees on the right. The second shot is a short iron to a green that is elevated and guarded by bunkers on both sides. Tony Navarro, Adam Scott's caddie: "You really don't want to be above the hole or left of the hole on that green. That bunker on the left is pretty penal."
Fans watch the Par 3 Contest at the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on April 7. The Par 3 course was built in 1958 by architect George Cobb and Clifford Roberts. Augusta National opened in 1933 and is ranked the best in Golf Digest's 100 greatest courses list.
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