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Expect a LOT of fireworks on Augusta National's par 5s in the final round

April 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- There's nothing too unusual about the hole locations in the final round of the Masters, but that doesn't make them any less exciting -- especially on the par 5s.

The key for anyone catching Jordan Spieth on Sunday will revolve around these four holes, and those chasing will have plenty of eagle opportunities. Check out these pin placements and pay particular attention to the ones on Nos. 2, 8, 13 and 15:


The pins for 2, 13 and 15 are where they always are on Sunday. No. 8, however, is often tucked in the back-left portion of the green, where it was yesterday. It being moved up to front-center makes it much more accessible.

Two things Spieth doesn't want to happen? How about another par-5 performance like the one we saw from Dustin Johnson on Friday? DJ became the first player in Masters history to make three eagles in one round (he "only" birdied No. 13) to vault up the leader board.

And, of course, someone doing what Louis Oosthuizen did on No. 2 with that same pin position in 2012 to take the lead:

We're not expecting another albatross on Sunday, but we should see plenty of eagle opportunities. Those will give everyone the best chance of chasing down Spieth.