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16th hole

The pond at 16

The par-3 16th is a 160-yard well-dressed menace, and the pond that fronts it is the site of one of Augusta's best practice-round traditions. Early in the week, players and caddies will try to skip a ball from the tee across the water and onto the green, and several players can pull it off. A few have even managed a skip-shot ace.

The nature of Augusta National

April 12, 2013

Augusta National, home of the Masters, is one of the most beautiful venues in all of sports, and much of that beauty comes straight from nature. Here, a few of the more distinctive natural elements that you’ll see all weekend at Augusta.