4 majors however just one with the je ne sais quoi that the others would possibly lack.

While the US Open, PGA Championship and The Open transfer round their respective circuits, the attraction of The Masters comes not solely with the custom, Butler Cabin and the inexperienced jacket, however with the truth that for 88 years, it has (in fact) been held on the similar course.

Viewers have turn out to be acquainted with the likes of Tea Olive, Magnolia, White Dogwood and Firethorn, simply 4 of the holes all named after timber or shrubs referencing the location’s former life as a plant nursery.

Slight adjustments have appeared all through historical past, although. Like most programs, Augusta slowly added some size. They renovated the bunkers, crammed them with white sand, and within the early 1980, relaid the greens with bentgrass.

The Masters media information, produced a couple of weeks earlier than the annual occasion, is the usual method of transmitting the amendments and enhancements, and in February we reported on important adjustments to 2 of probably the most well-known holes – 11 and 15.

Lately, although, we don’t want to attend for the information to work out what may be occurring behind the closed doorways of Magnolia Lane.

Eureka Earth yesterday launched their overhead view of labor at the moment being carried out on one other of Augusta’s notorious holes – the thirteenth, or Azalea – and it definitely appears fascinating, particularly to people who are used to seeing pictures like this notorious play from Lefty. 


From the picture, it appears as if the tee is being moved again a number of yards to kind a a lot narrower drive, a bit just like the participant’s view from the 18th, though it’s unattainable to know by simply how a lot.

As all the time, the response could be very blended.

Referring to the rumors of labor being carried out, one reply prompt it isn’t sufficient of a change – “I’ll be trustworthy I believed they had been going to maneuver the tee again a bit of additional,” while one other on the identical traces prompt Augusta had been, “Taking part in into the fingers of the lengthy hitters.”

It wasn’t all in regards to the cynics, although.

Ken Brown, former European Tour participant and now a well known commentator and analyst, re-tweeted the picture with the introduction, “Scorching @TheMasters information. After years of discuss and land purchases. This appears like a brand new tee on the thirteenth …”

Responses had been barely extra optimistic to Brown’s tweet.

“Gained’t be going excessive of the nook off that tee,” was one, supported with the concept that the refurb was, “Excellent news if it brings again in that hanging lie for the second.”

Nevertheless, not everybody was enamoured with the information of the change.

One opinion was that, “Masters doesn’t notice that transferring this tee again, they are going to be placing a sand wedge into their fingers for a brief third shot and extra birdies can be made and nobody can be falling into Rae’s Creek,” while the ultimate response a minimum of made a couple of take into consideration the long run.

“Earlier than I die that course Can be 8500 yards Ken, kinda unhappy actually.”

The suspicion is it will definitely not be the final revealing picture of amendments to the foremost that ‘by no means’ adjustments.

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