7th Hole at Augusta National: Pampas

  • Par: Par 4
  • Length: 450 yards
  • Name: Pampas
The No. 7 hole at Augusta National Golf Club is a tight driving hole that requires accuracy off the tee. Most Masters golfers aim for the left-center of the narrow fairway, looking for a landing area that will provide a flat surface for the approach shot. The elevated green is guarded by five bunkers, three in front and two behind.

Pampas (scientific name Cortaderia selloana) is an ornamental grass native to Argentina, but familiar to many throughout the United States. It can grow up to 10 feet high and 10 feet wide, a mound of long, thin, serrated leaves that puts out silver-white plumes in summer.

Here is an animated flyover of the seventh hole produced for Golfweek:

Scoring Stats on Augusta National Hole 7

The No. 7 hole at Augusta National has, historically, played to an all-time average of 4.15 strokes. That makes it the 11th-hardest hole on the golf course during Masters Tournament play.

The seventh hole has played under par during a Masters Tournament: The easiest No. 7 has ever played for a single tournament is 3.986 strokes during the 2001 Masters. The highest stroke average it has had is 4.402 strokes during the 1972 Masters.

All-Time Best and Worst Scores on Augusta's 7th Hole

Highest score ever on No. 7: The worst score ever made during a Masters Tournament on Augusta's 7th hole is a quadruple bogey 8, by these golfers: Lowest score ever on No. 7: The best score ever recorded on Hole 7 is a double eagle 2. Multiple golfers have recorded that 2-under-par score by holing out their approach shots, and Ernie Els did it twice:
  • Dick Mayer, 1955
  • Jack Nicklaus, 1976
  • Tommy Aaron, 1986
  • Fuzzy Zoeller, 1992
  • Ernie Els, 1997
  • Larry Mize, 1999
  • Ernie Els, 2003
  • Ben Curtis, 2004
  • Brandt Jobe, 2006
  • Miguel Angel Jimenez, 2008
  • Adam Scott, 2010
  • Tiger Woods, 2010
  • Patrick Cantley, 2012
  • Marc Leishman, 2017
  • Kevin Chappell, 2017
Best 4-round tournament score ever on No. 7: Three golfers in Masters history have birdied the 7th hole all four rounds. That produces a cumulative score on the hole of 4-under 12:
  • Sam Snead, 1957 (3,3,3,3)
  • Larry Mize, 1994 (3,3,3,3)
  • David Duval, 2001 (3,3,3,3)
Worst 4-round tournament score on No. 7: The highest cumulative score on No. 7 during a Masters is 6-over 22, a score recorded twice so far:
  • Tommy Aaron, 2000 (4,5,7,6)
  • Darren Clarke, 2015 (6,5,5,6)

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