Thanks to the annual visits to Augusta, the course has provided countless moments which have made some holes infamous because of the unique challenge they bring and the iconic moments which have helped define them. The most famous stretch of holes in golf, Amen Corner offers multiple challenges, testing the all-around qualities of the pros. The long-par 4 11th hole is arguably the easiest of the three holes, as long as you can avoid the water on the left-hand side of the green.
However, the par 3 12th is one hole where you will want to take your par and run. Rae’s Creek and the bunkers surrounding the green make this a treacherous hole even for the very best, Jordan Spieth’s quadruple bogey here to throw away the 2016 Masters indicates that.
The 13th hole tests the bravery of the players, as going aggressive can leave you with a putt for eagle, or scrambling for bogeys or worse on this dogleg par 5. Phil Mickelson’s wonder shot from the pine straw on his way to win here in 2010 lingers long in the memory from this hole.
With so many huge hitters on the tour now, the par 4 3rd hole has become drivable for many, and could present opportunities for eagles this week. Also, the water on the par 3 16th hole has provided moments many players will want to forget, but Tiger Woods’ chip-in here in 2005 has gone down in folklore as one of the most iconic shots in golfing history.