Masters Hole-by-Hole

 

No. 13 - Azalea
Amen Corner

Yards: 510
Par: 5

An accurate tee shot to the center of the fairway sets up players to go for the green. A tributary to Rae's Creek winds in front of the green, and four bunkers are behind the putting surface. From tee to green, there are about 1,600 azaleas. Tee box expanded this year for a few more options on placing tees.

Stuart Appleby's take: "I think the thing most people don't realize with 13 is how sharply the dogleg turns left at the landing point. The fairway is severely sloped right to left at that landing point. So if your ball rolls between 15-20 yards, you're still on a huge right-to-left slope, which the TV barely shows. It's not a hole where you could bend your driver or 3 wood around the corner. It's more about bending it before the corner so that it turns into the landing point. Then you're left with anything from a wood to long iron, potentially a mid iron, into a very big green. Penalties are definitely right and left. If it's a green you get on in two and you're within 20-25 feet, you're in that rare portion of the field. Certainly the decision on the tee isn't difficult, but the shot itself is. Second shot is very difficult. Even the lay-up shot isn't an easy shot. If you walk away with 4, you're up on half the field."

Famous Moment: Jeff Maggert became the only player in Masters history to make a 2 when he holed out a 3-iron from 220 yards in 1994.

Hall of Shame: Curtis Strange had a three-shot lead with six holes to play when he went for the green with a 4-wood, hit into Rae's Creek and wound up making bogey on his way to a back-nine collapse.

Source: Associated Press


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2014 Cumulative Stats
CourseAugusta National Golf Club
Rank18
Stroke Avg4.699
Aces0
Double Eagles0
Eagles8
Birdies122
Pars123
Bogeys39
Double Bogeys3
Others1
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