The Masters: Rob Lee, David Howell and Andrew Coltart aim for the perfect start

But will first-tee nerves ensure their hopes are shot early on?

Last Updated: 11/04/14 4:54pm

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The opening salvos may be done - but if you want to guarantee that you're around at the weekend you better put in some decent numbers on holes one, two and three on day two of the Masters.

So what's the key to making a decent start at Augusta National? Masters Breakfast maestro Rob Lee and his two sidekicks Andrew Coltart and David Howell put their first-tee nerves aside and stepped into the Shot Centre to test their mettle on the first three holes.

Tea Olive, the 455-yard par-four first, was the second-hardest hole on the course last year and claimed a few more victims on the opening day of this year's Masters, coming in at an average of 4.350. Can Howell atone for his first day Shot Centre bloopers and boom one down the middle?

If you do make a mistake, the 575-yard par-five second offers you a chance of instant redemption but if you hit the bunkers it is literally all downhill from here. It's stroke index 18, so cash in.

Powering on is the key at the 350-yard par four, which averaged 3.989 on day one. Find the dip in front of the green and you won't feel like one.

There are more technical demonstrations, as well as highlights and analysis from Augusta, every morning on Masters Breakfast, showing on Sky Sports 4 at 9am until Sunday - a perfect accompaniment to our live coverage, which starts at 7pm on Thursday.

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