Pin Placement: This is another one of those famous Sunday pins. It is on the left side of the front half – about 11 yards on (three yards beyond the massive false front) and five from the left side.
Most birdies here come from the right side of this hole location, which leaves a right-to-left breaking putt along a slope you can be relatively aggressive with.
Albert’s Score: Birdie – 6-under par through nine holes, giving him a 30 for the front nine and moving him into a six-way tie with Johnny Miller (1975), Greg Norman (1988), K.J. Choi (2004), Phil Mickelson (2009), and Gary Woodland (2014) for the best front nine in Masters history.
Albert missed the fairway to the right by a few yards and caught a little bit of a jumper out of the first cut. His approach finished on the second tier and left him with a scary-fast downhill putt.
Thank goodness Albert and his caddie watched a lot of tape and did their homework in the practice rounds. They knew exactly what to do: putt the ball sideways (some 20 feet right of the hole) and allow gravity to do all the work. Sort of like Ian