Friday, April 6, 2012
MASTERS WEEK PART III
"Azalea" #13, Par5 22" x 28"
The final hole of "Amen Corner". Originally just a cow pasture all course architect Alister MacKenzie had to do was stick the green on the other side of Rae's Creek. From the tee golfers aim at a towering 100 foot pine tree at the top of the hill 295 yards away then hit a slight draw. A favorable bounce places the player with an easy approach to the green in two.
Players walk across the Byron Nelson Bridge as they exit the tee box.
My painting is from the angle viewers get if you are lucky enough to score a seat in the grand stand just off the right side of the fairway.