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5 Gear Changes Players Will Likely Make At The Masters

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I don’t know about you, but I feel like I know Augusta National as well as any golf course on the planet and I’ve never even set foot on the premises! The world-famous Georgia masterpiece presents some of the most unique challenges in professional golf, from the lightning-fast, undulating greens to the sharp doglegs and massive elevation changes. Because of the questions the course poses to the players, we often see some fairly significant equipment tweaks leading up to The Masters. Here are five to watch out for…

Adding a draw bias tee club (for a right-hander)

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There are a few holes at Augusta National that become an awful lot easier for a right-handed golfer if they can turn the ball over with a draw flight. The par 5 2nd hole is one, the 9th, 10th, and 13th can also play an awful lot shorter with a right-to-left shot matching the shape of the hole. Even on the relatively straight 14th hole, a draw can help players hold the fairway that slopes pretty aggressively left to right. As such, many players try to add some more right-to-left bias at the top end of the bag.

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