Augusta Hole By Hole: Bernhard Langer walks the course with us
Magnolia Lane, Amen Corner, Hogan Bridge.
Such names are sweet music to a golf fan’s ears. They mean the Masters is back – sport’s greatest spring tradition.
Since opening in 1932, Augusta National, home to the Masters, has become one of the world’s most recognisable golf courses. The brainchild of American legend Bobby Jones, who co-founded the club with Clifford Roberts, Augusta National is the only golf course that hosts a major tournament on an annual basis, which it has done ever since Jones and Roberts inaugurated the Masters in 1934.
Augusta National’s 18 holes are named after the beautifully nurtured trees and flowers that adorn them. Beginning with Tea Olive and ending with Holly, here is our description of every hole, complemented by playing tips from a man who has played the course more than any other European golfer, Bernhard Langer.
The US Masters champion of 1985 and 1993, Germany’s Langer made his Augusta debut in 1982 and he will be making his 34th Masters appearance this year. Among European golfers, only Sandy Lyle has appeared in more Masters tournaments (35 up to 2016) although Langer, 59, has made more cuts and played more Masters rounds.
Bernhard Langer is a Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador. Mercedes-Benz is a Global Sponsor of The Masters