|The beauty and magic that’s Augusta|
This year’s Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., proved to be a memorable one with Angel Cabrera of Argentina defeating Kenny Perry of the U.S. in a playoff that ended on the second extra hole. Undoubtedly, one of the most famous sequence of holes at the Masters, and perhaps all of golf, is Amen Corner. Spectators can view the 11th green, the 12th hole and the 13th tee box all from a seat at Amen Corner.
Former Masters champion Vijay Singh honed his skills on the practice green during the final practice round Wednesday. Singh made the cut and finished in a tie for 30th with a score of -1 for the 72 holes. Singh’s best round was a 2-under 70 on Friday.
There’s something spectacular or unique about every hole at Augusta National. This is the par 3 16th that has seen plenty of magic over the years, such as the comeback of Jack Nicklaus in 1986. Fans encircled the green during the tournament and those spectators sitting behind the bunker at right simply had to turn around to watch the golfers tee off from the 17th. The tee box is just to the right of the camera stand box behind the bunker. (Republican photos by Russ Pankonin)