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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The No. 11 hole at Augusta National has traditionally been one of the longer and tougher holes there is at the Masters. © Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports Daniel Berger looks over his shot from the pine straw on no. 11 during a practice round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
So what did the green jackets do to the first hole of Amen Co? They made it even longer. And tougher.
At 520 yards, the 11th is 15 yards longer than it used to be. The par-4 is also 10 yards longer than the par-5 13th. But that’s not what will create the problems.
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In years past, golfers could hit their tee shots down the right side of the fairway, giving them a clear line either to the green or just in front of it with their second shot. A mound in front of the green could even provide some assistance; hit it in the right spot, and the ball might run up to the putting surface.
Now there are a three large trees on the right side of the fairway. The one mound is now three.
“The tee shots may be slightly easier, but then it leaves you with a longer second shot in, and I think that's where the hole becomes a lot more difficult,” Rory McIlroy said Tuesday. “But the penalty for missing the second shot is greater than it was before. You've got that runoff on the right that, if you get to the middle, like say pin high with the middle of the green, that drop-off on the right side is significantly deeper than it used to be.
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“So, the miss really now is short right, sort of front edge, level with front edge of the green and just a little right, but that brings those mounds into play.”
The left side has its own challenges, with a pond in front of the green extended back, toward the tee, by about 10 yards. So it’s choose your own adventure, Augusta style: Trees and a series of valleys, or water.
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“I was kind of a little skeptical, and then I saw it,” Jordan Spieth said. “It's more so a second-shot hole now, which I think is great for that hole, and they made the miss to the right more severe. Which just in turn makes that second shot just a little bit harder.”
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Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said Wednesday that the club reviews the course every year to make sure it still meets the “integrity of the design philosophies” of Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie. The changes to 11 should improve the strategy of playing the holes, Ridley said.
Justin Thomas wasn’t so sure.
“No. 11’s still hard,” he said. “It was hard before. It’s probably harder (now.)”
Kevin Kisner's son Henry James celebrates his putt at the fourth green.
Shane Lowry carries his daughter Iris.
Apr 4, 2018; Augusta, GA, USA; Corbin the son of Ted Potter, Jr. plays on the 4th green during the Par 3 Contest before the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Danny Willett's son Zach drops the ball into the hole on the ninth green.
Kevin Kisner's son Henry James sets up his putt at the fourth green.
Lucas Bjerregaard holds his daughter Josephine.
Azalea Adele Garcia, daughter of Sergio Garcia, looks on.
Paul Casey walks with his wife Pollyanna and their son Lex.
Logan James, son of Keegan Bradley, looks on.
Webb Simpson watches as his son reacts on the 9th green.
Webb Simpson's wife Dowd Simpson the wife of Webb Simpson during the Par-3 Contest.
Brian Harman's daughter Cooper throws a ball into the hole during the Par-3 Contest.
Apr 4, 2018; Augusta, GA, USA; Gary Nicklaus, Jr. the grandson of Jack Nicklaus holds up the ball after making a hole-in-one on the 9th hole during the Par 3 Contest before the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Charles Howell III watches his son Chase putt.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Say your prayers! Amen Corner's first hole gets even tougher with trees and mounds added
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