Augusta National Golf Club’s 18 holes, constructed on the site of a former nursery, are each named after a tree or shrub with which they’ve become associated. They include idyllic names like Tea Olive, Pink Dogwood, and Flowering Peach.
Yet, the 84 competitors who will compete at the 83rd Masters this week know that Augusta’s beautiful setting belies the conditions and competition they will face, including slick greens, dangerous pin placements, and significant challenges at Amen Corner. The Corner, which includes the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes, is considered among the most hallowed places in golf that has provided fan-pleasing entertainment for decades.
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