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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 281
AMEN CORNER penned his article. The record high score for the par-4 11th is nine, while 13s have been scored on both the par-3 12th and par-5 13th. Conversely, the record low scores are two, one and two, respectively. Four-time Masters runner-up Tom Weiskopf owns the worst score on the 12th, with his 13 made in 1980 when he deposited ball after ball (five in total) into Rae's Creek short of the green. Tommy Nakajima conjured up a disastrous 13 on No.13, two years before Weiskopf's mishap, which included penalties for grounding his club in a hazard and for the ball striking his foot. All four of Augusta’s par-5s have been albatrossed once each, and only once. Jeff Maggert made the 13th's lone two in 1994 during the final round by holing a 3-iron from 222 yards; Curtis Strange in 1988 made the most recent of the three Masters aces recorded at the 12th. The centerpiece of Amen Corner is, of course, the 12th hole. While the scorecard reads 155 yards, the hole plays all manner of distances during Masters week due to the swirling winds. "It's a short shot. The ball is on a tee. Players today want to know distances down to the yard, and they get them, and clubs and balls are so good," Weiskopf said a few years ago. "It's not like these guys are hitting 8-irons way out on the toe. So when a player comes up ten yards short or goes 15 yards long, you know wind was an issue." Standing on the 12th tee, the fickle, swirling breezes don't necessarily match the wind direction elsewhere on the course and can make chumps out of champs, especially on shots to small targets such as the 12th green. Most players check the wind on the 11th green when selecting their club on the 12th tee, but rarely does that flag behave the same as the flag on the 12th, adding to the confusion. “You get on your hands and knees and pray,” Patrick Reed says, about No. 12, which is traditionally the third-hardest hole on the course with an average score of 3.29. “It’s so deceiving there, because the clouds can go one way, the flag will go the opposite way, and the trees are going another way. STANDING ON THE 12TH TEE, THE FICKLE, SWIRLING BREEZES DON'T NECESSARILY MATCH THE WIND DIRECTION ELSEWHERE ON THE COURSE AND CAN MAKE CHUMPS OUT OF CHAMPS. ►
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