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No. 13 - Azalea Par 5, 510 yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
4 41 46 5 3 0 4.616 16
4 47 36 11 1 0 4.576 18
3 25 14 6 1 0 4.531 18
2 24 19 2 1 1 4.571 17
Historical Average: 4.80  Historical Rank: 17        

The classic risk-reward hole became more challenging with a new tee added in 2002. A slight draw is required to get into position for the second shot to the par-5, but a tributary of the creek catches shots that come up short.

1934 yardage: 480, par 5

Original Intent

"Whatever position may be reached with the tee shot, the second shot as well entails a momentous decision whether or not to try for the green. Several tournaments have been won or lost here, even though the decision may not have been obvious at the time."
--- Bobby Jones

Significant changes

- Tee moved back 20-25 yards, 2002

Did it work?

Moving the tee back made the challenge of reaching the green in two a tad more difficult. Although it is historically the next-to-easiest hole on the course, it is a classic risk-reward hole. Many Masters challengers have seen their chances of winning drown in the tributary of Rae's Creek that skirts the green.

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2008 Pin Placements


Azalea - Rododendron species

- Flowering shrub - Hundreds of varieties (deciduous and evergreen); plant assortment to extend floral display from February to October
- Colors vary; tubular flowers with long stamens; evergreens are most colorful Spot it on the course

Spot it on the course
- The National's signature shrub lines the left of No. 13 from tee to green.

Where and how the plant grows
- Georgia's native azalea has yellow flowers.
- Size varies; can grow up to 8 feet high and 10 feet wide
- Filtered shade, morning sun
- Acidic, well-drained soil
- Low drought tolerance - Propagation by seed or cuttings
- Plant in fall; prune after blooming

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