The Cut : The Cut - Autumn 2017
28 THE CUT I t’s among the most famous golf courses in the world and the site of what must be golf ’s most exciting major tournament. Founded by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts, Augusta National was designed by Jones and Alister MacKenzie, opening in 1933. Since 1934 it has hosted the Masters, the only major played each year on the same course. Jones and MacKenzie are said to have used the Old Course at St Andrews as their inspiration for Augusta, but since then the course has gone through many changes at the hands of some 15 different architects. Among those changes was one made by Perry Maxwell in 1937 to the current 10th hole – in those days the opener and a fairly benign par-4 played from an elevated tee. Perry moved the green to its present location on top of a hill and turned the 10th into the toughest hole in Masters history. Augusta National has many legendary challenges, none more famous than the three holes – 11, 12 and 13 – that comprise ‘Amen Corner’. It’s also one of the game’s loveliest courses: witness the pictures on these pages.
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