The Masters 2018: Why is it called Amen Corner and which holes does it embrace?

THERE are few locations in world golf that maintain the attract and historical past of Augusta Nationwide.

Picturesque and difficult in equal measure, annually the Georgia-based mostly course performs host to The Masters, with the world's greatest testing their expertise over greater than 7,200 yards of pristine fairways.

 Amen Corner is the most famous stretch of holes at Augusta

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Amen Corner is probably the most well-known stretch of holes at Augusta

And the course options one of the crucial well-known stretch of holes in golf, generally known as Amen Corner.

Through the years it has been the make-or-break run for potential champions – and has damaged numerous hearts.

 Golf fans gather at holes 11 and 12 in Amen Corner

Golf followers collect at holes eleven and 12 in Amen Corner

Why is it called Amen Corner?

ALWAYS referred to as a troublesome stretch of holes, the phrase Amen Corner was first utilized by Herbert Warren Wind in a 1958 difficulty of Sports activities Illustrated.

He wrote: "On the farthest attain of the Augusta Nationwide course, down within the Amen Corner the place Rae's Creek intersects the thirteenth fairway close to the tee, then parallels the entrance fringe of the inexperienced on the brief twelfth and lastly swirls alongside the eleventh inexperienced."

It is believed that Wind was impressed by a jazz track called 'Shouting at Amen Corner' – and the phrase has caught ever since.

 El Nino was overcome with emotion after a thrilling final-day shootout at Augusta

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El Nino was overcome with emotion after an exciting last-day shootout at Augusta

Which holes does it embrace?

AMEN CORNER consists of three holes – the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth at Augusta.

Tecnically, it consists of the second half of eleven, all of twelfth and the primary half of thirteen, however most individuals use it as a time period for all three.

The eleventh (White Dogwood) is a 505-yard par-four with a pond guarding the entrance of the inexperienced, making for a treacherous strategy.

 Rory McIlroy just couldn't get anything going on moving day at Augusta last year

Rory McIlroy simply couldn't get something happening shifting day at Augusta final yr

Rivals then transfer onto the twelfth, a one hundred fifty five-yard par-three and one among golf's most well-known holes – brief photographs are in peril of bouncing again into Rae's Creek, while something lengthy or shot could possibly be in peril of the drink or sand.

The closing gap is the brief par-5 thirteenth (Azalea), which performs at 510 yards and regardless of being fraught with hazard is a implausible birdie alternative.

As soon as these are accomplished, you've conquered – or fallen – at Amen's Corner.

 Webb and Dowd Simpson avoid the hazards in the run-up to The Masters

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Webb and Dowd Simpson keep away from the hazards within the run-as much as The Masters

When is The Masters 2018?

THE event begins on Thursday, April 5.

It runs for 4 days and 4 rounds in complete, with the ultimate days play on Sunday, April eight.

In the event you're watching within the UK, the primary tee-off occasions will probably be round 1pm BST, while the ultimate group will depart the clubhouse round 7pm.

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THERE are few locations in world golf that maintain the attract and historical past of Augusta Nationwide.