Rubenstein On Augusta's 3rd

Lorne Rubenstein looks at one of the only holes not lengthened at Augusta, and includes this classic line from Nick Faldo:

Three-time Masters winner Nick Faldo was dead on when he said, "All the great holes in the world are the twitchy ones."

He also writes:

"There are three or four options on the hole," Stephen Ames said yesterday before going out to play the par-three contest. "It all depends on where the pin is." His brother and caddy, Robert, said: "It would be nice if we had three or four of these types of holes on every course. All the classic courses have that kind of hole."

Meanwhile, told that Augusta National could find 40 yards behind the third hole to lengthen it, Ames, the recent Players Championship winner, said with his characteristic, and appealing, bluntness, "I'm surprised they haven't done that yet."

Let's hope they never do.