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Posted April 10, 2019, 9:13 pm |

18th hole could get a new pin position for 2019 Masters

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    Change has come to the 18th green at Augusta National, seen here in 2015. [FILE/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]

There's the potential for new hole locations at No. 18, Augusta National and Masters Chairman Fred Ridley confirmed Wednesday.

"The 18th green was a green we rebuilt this summer, and we captured, or recaptured, some areas on the back part of the green that had been lost to encroachment, which is really a natural process in all golf greens over time," he said. "So there is a larger area, both on the back left and the back right."

Ridley said the back right area would be a "really good hole location."

"There's plenty of room back there, but it kind of looks like it's almost tucked, almost in the bunker, when you're in the fairway," he said.

"The thinking there, really, was just really to try to re-establish what was there before that we had lost over the years," he said. "I've heard some good comments. I was at the Champions Dinner last night, and everybody seemed to think it was a good change."