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Augusta National Makes Change To Course Ahead Of The Masters

A general view of the masters flag.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07: A Masters flag blow in the wind during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The 2019 PGA season kicked off last weekend with a dominant performance from Justin Rose in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

The best golfers in the world won't hit Augusta National until April, but the Masters is already making headlines. When the top golfers take the course, there will be a significant change.

According to golf insider Bob Harig, the course will be 40 yards longer, but it's all coming on one hole.

"Per the Masters media guide, Augusta National will be 40 yards longer - 7,475 yards, up from 7,435 -- this year. And it's all on one hole, the par-4 fifth, which had a tee moved behind 4th green and will now measure 495 yards. It was the 6th-most difficult hole during '18 Masters," Harig said on Wednesday night.

Patrick Reed took home the Green Jacket in 2018 as he held off Rickie Fowler for golf's first major of the year. While we're still a few months away from seeing a new gofer draped in green, the world's best will be busy making their preparations for the tough course.

Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are tied for the best odds to win the tournament.

The 2019 Masters kicks off on Thursday, April 11 and ends on Sunday April 14.