GLT's 18 Days of The Masters - Hole 13

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Hole 13 Augusta National

Hole No. 13

Azalea - Par 5

Historical Average: 4.70 (17) Low Year: 4.546 (2015) High Year: 5.042 (1976)

An accurate tee shot to the center of the fairway on this sweeping dogleg left allows a player to go for the green in two. A tributary to Rae’s Creek winds in front of the raised green, and four bunkers threaten behind. The Byron Nelson Bridge is located just off the tee. More discovered than designed, this hole was originally an open field. Virtually all that Alister MacKenzie had to do was build a green on the far side of the stream.1

 

Hole 13 Masters

Masters highlight: With a two-shot lead in the final round in 2010, Phil Mickelson was in the pine straw behind a pair of trees. He hit 6-iron through a small gap in the pines and over the creek to about 4 feet. He missed the eagle putt, but kept his lead and went on to win.

Masters lowlight: Curtis Strange had a three-shot lead with six holes to play in 1985 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.2

Sources:

1: masters.com

2: newsday.com - AP

 

Hole 13 Augusta National