The Masters is known to eat up players who come to Augusta to compete for the first time in their career.
The course is just too mentally demanding and the challenges of the hard greens and narrow fairways often lead to mistakes, especially in the Saturday and Sunday rounds.
Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt may be competing in the Masters for the first time, but neither player has been intimidated by Augusta. Spieth, 20, has become one of the tour's top stars. He has played like it at Augusta, as he fired a two-under-par 70 to move into a tie for the lead with with Bubba Watson at five-under-par.
Spieth appeared to be on the edge of losing control of the round through the first four holes of the back nine, but he held it together and lost just one stroke to par on those holes.
Blixt, 29, fired his second consecutive 71 and is just one stroke behind Spieth and Watson. Blixt also had problems on the back nine when he bogeyed the 11th and 13th holes, but the Swede got it back together with birdies on the 15th and 16th holes.
Blixt told CBS interviewer Bill Macatee that he has found the Masters to be "a lot of fun but very difficult."
It's one thing for Blixt and Spieth to have fun through 54 holes, but the last 18 will be the true challenge.