1st Green At Augusta National Gives Players Fits

1st Green, Augusta National Golf Club

The 1st hole at Augusta National Golf Club always proves to be a tough one during The Masters.

Not only do players have to battle 1st tee nerves but once players get off the tee of the 445-yard par four it only gets more challenging.

Defending champion Danny Willett struggled to score of eight in round two, including a shanked approach and multiple shots around the green.

What many television viewers cannot appreciate is how difficult the green complex is on this hole, nicknamed Tea Olive.

Here are a few photos taken in 2012 that show you the complexity of the green surface. It repels poorly struck shots and requires great skill to successfully complete just about any shot around the green.

Click through images to enlarge them for a more detailed look.