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GolfWRX Members Choice: Favorite hole at Augusta National

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Augusta National Golf Club has 18 pretty darn good holes in most golf fans’ minds, but we wanted to see which holes GolfWRX members liked the best.

Unfortunately, holes six, nine, and 17 are nobody’s favorites. Our poll found the remaining 15 holes, however, have varying numbers of fans (or perhaps, patrons). The three most-favorited holes total more than 80 percent of the vote.

Here are the full results, with some of the best voting rationales selected below.

PCS11 likes the winner (with 44.9 percent of the vote): the par-5 13th

“#13. A few reasons: The tee shot is interesting with danger on both sides. Plus I love watching them shape the ball to avoid the trees on the right. The second shot has potential to be highly entertaining/disastrous. The view is heaven on earth.”

ElWhippy votes for No. 5

“The Fifth. One of the toughest drives and a green designed by Satan himself.’

Wolfpack votes for 11

“11, it’s the entrance to the corner, and probably the hardest second shot on the course. You don’t see pro’s missing the green on purpose very often on tour.”

Lemonade likes No. 15…a lot.

“If I had a third child or a new boat, I would name it Firethorn. While I can see why 13 gets a share of the vote, there have been as many calamities and drama on 15 including the infamous Ballesteros fat 4 iron in 1986 and Jack’s eagle with the first “yes sir” of the day, The tree on the left has come more into play over the years as the guys get longer, but is there anything more terrifying than staring down the 2nd shot to the green with a screaming 2 or 3 iron (4 iron these days), water in front, gallery to left, big bunker and concessions to the right and what everyone forgets is that if you miss the green to the back, the grass is shaved down and balls will roll into 16 pond. Now, interesting my first visit there in 2012 I was shocked to find the green a lot wider front to back than television indicates, on TV it looks crazy narrow (the reverse of 18 which looks huge on TV but is super tiny in person) so perhaps it is more receptive than I thought.”

Hjosh7 says

“I voted for #12. It’s what I think of when I think of the Masters, even if I am a Spieth fan.”

Ago33 votes for No. 16

“16 because of how the green slopes and if you know where to play it, hit a good shot, its a tap in birdie hole. And because of Tiger’s chip in.”

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  1. MCoz

    Apr 3, 2018 at 8:53 am

    While 13 is one of the greatest holes in golf qnd my favorite, in 6 rounds there I have never birdied it. That includes a 3 putt par. Standing on that tee and looking at the stand of trees in front of you is incredible.
    #15 was never a favorite prior to playing it, perhaps it should be as I am 6 under on that with 1 eagle, one par and 4 birds. Most underrated hole is #3. Doubled it twice. All of tge short holes are among the best in golf. I am headed there right now, arriving tonight.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

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Report: No tickets will be sold for Tiger-Phil match

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Sorry, fans, you’re not going to be able to buy tickets to the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson $9 million megamatch at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, November 23.

Per a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, only a “small gathering of sponsors and VIPs” will be allowed on course. The report also indicates that, in contrast to Phil Mickelson’s promised primetime (ET) showdown, the match will be played under the Nevada sun. The official start time is yet to be announced, ditto the PPV price.

We corrected the promo graphic below to eliminate the crowd. But right-handed Tiger Woods swinging a left-handed club still needs fixing.

Woods is the -220 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Mickelson is a +180 underdog.

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WATCH: Is this the craziest hole-in-one you’ve ever seen?

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Golfers often say that getting a hole-in-one is all luck. (Keep in mind that Tiger Woods, arguably one of the most skilled iron players ever, says he has 19 holes-in-one… so maybe not all luck.) But certainly there are some holes-in-one that are “luckier” than others.

And then there’s this shot by Eddie Pepperell at the 2018 British Masters…

Definitely a great shot, and he absolutely took dead aim, but how this golf ball found the bottom of the cup is mind-blowing. It seemed to bounce off the ground, go up the flagstick, hit the ground, then side hop itself right into the basket. Wow.

But is it crazier than the bank shot?

That one is hard to top.

Or how about the all-time classic Bugs-Bunny-assisted hole-in-one by Michael Jordan in Space Jam?

Looney Tunes aside, here’s what Pepperell had to say about his hole-in-one.

He may not have seen what happened at the time, but he’ll see it on highlight reels for years to come.

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