What Is Amen Corner at the Masters?

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Cameron Smith, of Australia, tees off on the 12th hole during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga.
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Amen Corner is a famous three-hole stretch at Augusta National, where the Masters takes place every year.

The famous three holes are Nos. 11, 12 and 13.

The term dates back to the 1950s when Herbert Warren Wind, a golf writer for Sports Illustrated, came up with it.

Amen Corner Hole-by-hole

11th Hole

The 520-yard par-4 is one of the most demanding holes on the entire course. It’s a tough tee shot with tree trouble on both sides of the fairway and then a large pond to the left of the green.

Historically, it is the second-hardest hole with a stroke average of 4.30.

12th Hole

This is one of the most famous holes in golf, and it’s just 150 yards, the shortest par-3 at Augusta National.

Players have a difficult time figuring out the wind playing a shot into a very narrow green.

Rae’s Creek and three strategically placed bunkers also cause trouble for the game’s best players.

13th Hole

Some distance has been added to a sweeping dogleg-left par-5. In 2023, it will be 545 yards, which means players will be hitting driver off the tee instead of a fairway wood like in past years.

In the past, players have gone for the green in two shots with mid-irons, but that will likely change this year. Rae’s Creek in front of the raised green could swallow up more shots than in the past.

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