A significant renovation designed to restore the difficulty of one of Augusta National’s signature holes is underway, and aerial photos published Tuesday seemed to confirm the appearance of a new tee box.
Photos of the 510-yard, par-5 13th hole were posted to the Twitter account for Eureka Earth, which in 2021 got a similar jump on the revamped 11th and 15th holes.
A subsequent report from bunkered posited the new tee would add about 50 yards to the 510-yard par 5, the least imposing of the fabled Amen Corner holes amid golf’s power boom.
Rather than wait for the sport’s governing bodies to enact rules changes that could give the hole its teeth back, it seems the green jackets are again taking matters into their own hands.
“The fact that players are hitting middle to short irons into that hole is not really how it was designed,” Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley lamented back in April.
You can check out the photos below:
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