HOLE 11
AMEN CORNER

Anyone can scour the web for Augusta insight. Rick Reilly went right to the source.

If you keep your head up at Augusta National, you see beauty. But if you keep your head down, you find things, like the caddy yardage book dropped by long-time tour looper Freddy (The Foot) Franklin, who has carried more bags at the Masters than the house porter.

We found it in the parking lot and plan to give it back to him as soon as he's out of rehab. In the meantime, we don't think The Foot would mind if we shared some of his personal notes on the place with you. In the following pages, you'll see what he wrote to himself for holes 11, 12 and 13 -- Amen Corner. We've digitized them for you here. Just glide your cursor around to see a few of them. But Freddy also wrote himself some reminders in the front and back.

Between the ketchup, grass and beer stains, we were able to decipher a few of them:

  • Get to the caddy room early. Best cheeseburgers in town.
  • Don't look at the Georgia girls in sun dresses. You can't get there from here.
  • Play for par on 1, 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Everywhere else, play like you're going to the electric chair in the morning.
  • Have the cigs ready for 2 tee. That wait is forever.
  • Over the green at 3 is deader than Bob Hope.
  • Nothing good ever happened left of 8.
  • Start talking about movies on the way to 10 tee or your man will hyperventilate.
  • There is no flagstick on 16. It doesn't exist. Hit to the spot.
  • The sprinkler heads on 17 are liars. Don't trust 'em.
  • Double check your man's card. Everybody is Tommy Aaron.
  • Whatever happens, it was your fault.
  • 67 or 77, there's always T-Bonz.

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