GLT's 18 Days of the Masters - Hole 11

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Hole 11 Augusta National

Hole No. 11

White Dogwood - Par 4

Historical Average: 4.29 (2) Low Year: 4.061 (1995) High Year: 4.644 (1956)

At this hole begins Amen Corner, and wind is often a factor. The tee shot plays downhill and left to right. A pond guards the green to the left and a bunker is strategically placed right center. This hole may best be remembered for Larry Mize’s miraculous chip-in to defeat Greg Norman in a playoff in the 1987 Masters. Prior to 1950, Rae’s Creek ran in front of this green. It was replaced by a larger hazard in front of the current pond.1

 

 

Hole 11 Masters
Hole 11 marks the begining of the famed Amen Corner.

Masters highlight: Larry Mize was in a sudden-death playoff with Greg Norman in 1987 when he missed the green to the right. Mize's 140-foot chip was gaining steam when it dropped in for birdie, giving him the green jacket and dealing another blow to Norman's hopes of winning the Masters.

Masters lowlight: Raymond Floyd pulled his approach into the water on the second extra hole to lose a playoff in 1990 to Nick Faldo.2

 

Sources:

1: masters.com

2: newsday.com - AP

Hole 11 Augusta National