The Hallelujah stretch
Augusta's holes 13 through 16 are the make-or-break stretch
FIFTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, some dusty old golf scribe dubbed holes 11 through 13 at Augusta National "Amen Corner." Ever since, a myth has persisted that it's where the Masters is won and lost. But when we dug deep into the data on all 18, we found the truth: 13 through 16 is the make-or-break stretch. Last year's winner, Bubba Watson, birdied all four holes on Sunday by attacking the pins with a mind-bending array of approach shots. And of the past 25 Masters champs, 23 played those holes ...
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ESPN The Magazine: April 15, 2013