Amen Corner – Where The Masters Comes Alive

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Here’s an exclusive behind the scenes video from Augusta National Golf Course on Masters Wednesday, during practice rounds. It’s one of the most famous three-hole stretches in golf – Amen Corner.

The 11th, 12th and 13th holes at Augusta National Golf Club picked up their nickname in 1958 from legendary golf writer Herbert Warren Wind in a Sports Illustrated article. Wind came up with the monicker “Amen Corner” while describing the spectacular way in which Palmer played those holes on the final day. His inspiration came from a jazz record titled “Shouting at Amen Corner.”

The 11th and 12th usually play as two of the most difficult holes on the course. The 12th at Augusta National Golf Club is an especially tricky club decision dictated by a multitude of factors including the raw nerve of the golfer himself. The par 5 13th hole is a potential reward, with a green reachable with two long and precise shots. This is often where the top players of the tournament distinguish themselves by picking up a stroke or two on par.