Jack Nicklaus is the man who achieved the greatest success at the Masters at Augusta. He has won this competition six times, which speaks volumes about his abilities. Nicklaus had certain advice for all competitors before the start of another Masters.
“Everybody knows Augusta pretty much, there’s about six shots at Augusta that you better pay attention to,” Nicklaus told Sir Nick Faldo’s podcast, as quoted by golfmonthly.com Nicklaus put special emphasis on 6 shoots that will be crucial in the whole story.
“Your tee shot at two, your second shot at 11, tee shot at 12, your tee shot at 13 and the second shot at 13, and the second shot at 15. I don’t think 16 – that doesn’t bother me, I don’t think I’ve ever hit it in the water there.
So those six shots, if you play those shots smart, play them intelligently, and put them in the conservative side of the ledger, the rest of the golf course is not very hard”.
Jack Nicklaus talks about shots
Golfers should listen carefully to what the legend of golf has to say.
There will be a lot of interest in the Masters this year, thanks to the large number of quality players that will be participating. A further indication of the competitive nature of the Masters is the fact that Liv Golfers and PGA Tour players will be together at the event.
“Augusta has shots that you need to play right to left, but most shots are fades,” Nicklaus continued. “You look at two, three, five, right through the golf course, you’ve got a couple of right to lefts there, six is a little right to left and one is a little right to left.
But for the most part coming into the greens a fade will do you fine, but off the tee you’ve got to occasionally hit it right to left”.