The 2018 Masters is officially in the books, and Patrick Reed is the newest green jacket recipient.

As Reed settles in to life in the champions’ locker room, take a look back at some of the course stats from this week at Augusta National Golf Club and see where players had scoring opportunities – and where they simply tried to salvage par:

  • The second nine played marginally easier than the first nine, yielding an average score of +0.236 over par. The first-nine scoring average for the week was +0.693 over par.
  • Last year the four par-5s (Nos. 2, 8, 13 and 15) were the only holes to play under par for the week. This year they were joined by No. 3, a 350-yard par 4 that played to an average of 3.929 and never yielded worse than a bogey.
  • The most difficult hole for the week was No. 11, which saw more doubles or worse (21) than birdies (13). The only player to birdie No. 11 during the third round was non-competing marker Jeff Knox.
  • The easiest hole for the second straight year was No. 13, which played -0.386 under par for the week. There were 128 birdies on “Azalea” this week to go along with more eagles (nine) than double bogeys (seven).
  • There were 28 eagles during the week, including nine on No. 13 and seven on No. 15. There were three outside the par-5s: Webb Simpson’s hole-out on No. 7, amateur Doug Ghim’s eagle on No. 18 and Charley Hoffman’s ace on No. 16.
  • There were 11 dreaded “others,” or scores of triple bogey or worse: one each on Nos. 1, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 11 to go with two on No. 10 and three on No. 15, including Sergio Garcia’s octuple-bogey 13 in the opening round.
  • The hole that played closest to par for the week was No. 16, which played to a 3.029 average and saw one eagle and 50 birdies against 46 bogeys and seven doubles.
  • The most difficult hole on the first nine was No. 4 (+0.318) while the easiest hole on the first nine was No. 8 (-0.282).

Masters 2018: Augusta National by the numbers

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