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The Masters Golf 2011 - Augusta National Golf Course Quiz
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This is the week of The Masters Golf 2011. Ninety-three of the best professional golfers in the world -- and 6 top amateurs will tee off Thursday in perhaps the grand-daddy of all golf tournaments. A win at The Masters is like no other. The setting for this historic and tradition-laden event is Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta Georgia. The course might be called "The Green Cathedral" of golf due to its green beauty and the awe that it inspires in golfers worldwide.

As you prepare to watch The Masters Golf 2011 spend a little time and imagine that Augusta National is a vast stage for the exciting drama that will unfold this week. Here are ten Augusta National Golf Course questions and answers to pique your imagination:--

What famous golfer is associated with the creation of the Augusta National Golf Club? In 1930 Bobby Jones won what was then the "Grand Slam" of four major tournaments as an amateur -- and then retired and led the effort to build the beautiful and challenging golf course and club in Augusta Georgia.

In what year did The Augusta National Golf Club officially open? The Club opened in 1933; the first Masters was held in 1934.

Which 3 holes are known as "Amen Corner"? The 11th, 12th and 13th holes on the back nine. These holes are among the most stunningly beautiful golf holes in the world in April when the Georgia flowers are in bloom. They were named Amen corner in 1958 based on the lyrics in a popular song -- ":shoutin' in Amen corner.

On which hole did Arnold Palmer make an eagle in winning his first Masters title in 1958? Palmer got an eagle on the 13th hole with his second shot crossing Rae Creek near the hole.

On which hole did Phil Mickelson made an unbelievable shot off the pine straw behind a tree that has been called "the greatest shot of his life" in winning the The Masters in 2010? Mickelson made that unbelievable shot on the 13th hole -- the same home where Arnold made his eagle in 1958.

What is the longest hole at Augusta National? The 2nd hole is a 575-yard par 5 hole -- the longest hole on the course. Even though its the longest hole, it is also a possible birdie hole.

What is the shortest hole at Augusta National? The 12th hole at 155 yards and par 3 is the shortest hole. It is part of Amen corner and presents one of the most famous views at Augusta with azaleas surrounding the back of the green. It is not an easy hole however -- there is a pond just in front of the green.

What is the name of the bridge crossing Rae Creek on the way to the 12th hole? The picturesque Hogan Bridge crosses Rae Creek on the way to the green. The name "Hogan" adds to the tradition, history and lore at Augusta -- the bridge is named after Ben Hogan, a golf legend.

Which hole is named "Azalea"? Each hole on the course is named after a flowering plant on the course that make The Masters arguably the most beautiful golf course in the world in April. The 13th hole in Amen corner is known as "Azalea."

Enjoy The Masters Golf 2011! You'll find tips on how to watch The Masters plus a summary of The Masters TV Schedule.


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