The 11th marks the beginning of “Amen Corner“, a term coined by Herbert Warren Wind in Sports Illustrated in 1958 to represent a run of three critical holes. In fact this hole played harder than any other on the course in 2006 as player averaged 4.47.
The wind is an important factor on this long par 4 where a 300-yard drive is needed to make the crest of the hill.
The green is an impressive spectacle – its left-hand side is protected by a pond while an expertly placed bunker on the right makes this a tough hole to birdie. This hole may best be remembered for Larry Mize‘s incredible chip shot in a 1987 playoff.
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