WATCH: Robert Streb Shanks It On 12th Hole At The Masters

The American managed to avoid the water on the 12th at Augusta after a shank

Robert Streb Shanks It On 12th Hole At The Masters
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The American managed to avoid the water on the 12th at Augusta after a shank

WATCH: Robert Streb Shanks It On 12th Hole At The Masters

Augusta National's 12th hole is one of the world's most famous and intimidating par 3s.

At just 155 yards, the hole is completely sheltered by trees meaning that wind plays a huge factor, along with bunkers and Rae's Creek.

We've seen many golfers find Rae's Creek over the years but Robert Streb managed to avoid it on day one of the 2021 Masters after an unfortunate shank.

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The American's hosel rocket fired off right and came up short of the water.

His ball traveled 143 yards, leaving himself an awkward 61 yard pitch shot.

Streb went on to make bogey.

WATCH: Robert Streb Shanks It On 12th Hole At The Masters

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The hole was the downfall of Jordan Spieth at the 2016 Masters and also witnessed Tiger Woods make a 10 last year.

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Streb's bogey dropped him to two over for the round on a difficult scoring day at Augusta.

The course is playing firm and fast for this week's tournament, contrasting to November's soft conditions.

Streb has won twice on the PGA Tour and currently ranks 110th in the world.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x