The Masters: The toughest three-hole stretch at Augusta National

Augusta National Golf Club presents several great scoring opportunities on the back nine, but Masters contenders must survive the first three holes after the turn to reach those birdies.

Combined, Nos. 10, 11 and 12 make for the most difficult three-hole stretch on the famed Alister MacKenzie course. Historically, these three holes play a combined average of 0.88 over par – that means the best golfers in the world average the loss of nearly a full stroke to par over these three holes each round. In the 2019 Masters, there were 33 double bogeys or worse on this stretch.

In comparison, the easiest three-hole stretch on the course plays a combined average of 0.25 strokes under par.

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