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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 281
AMEN CORNER “Then you throw up grass, and that’s going in a different direction, so it just confuses you.” Three-time major champion Nick Price adds: “It's the one hole I've played that demands absolute commitment mentally. Wind or not if you don't have that, you will pay serious consequences.” Just ask Jordan Spieth. In 2016, Spieth was leading the Masters by one stroke as he stood on the 12th tee. He and his caddie, Michael Greller, decided to play safe and hit a draw to the fat of the green, rather than go after the enticing right-cut pin; this would take the water and the front bunkers out of play. Standing over the ball, Spieth made a last-second decision to hit a fade toward the pin. His shot flew short and right, landed on the front bank and rolled into Rae’s Creek. The collective gasp behind the 12th tee almost sucked all the oxygen out of Amen Corner. It was only outdone a few minutes later when Spieth dunked his third shot into the water, leading to a quadruple-bogey 7. He was done and Danny Willett went on to win the green jacket. The calamitous occurrences on Amen Corner might be explained by a story that decrees the remains of an Indian burial ground were discovered alongside Rae’s Creek between the 11th and 12th greens during construction in the early 1930s. Whether you want to believe that or not, Amen Corner never fails to excite – even when there is no one else around on an extraordinary Sunday afternoon. E While the approach into the 13th green is exciting, it is the tee shot that is all important.
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