The opening round of the 2023 Masters is less than six days away.
One of the most anticipated changes to Augusta National Golf Club in recent memory is the lengthening of the par-5 13th hole. Over the years, players and equipment have evolved to a point where the hole was a driver or 3-wood off the tee and a mid- to short-iron into the green.
That is now history.
According to the 2023 Masters media guide, the 13th will now play 545 yards.
On June 18 of last year, the Twitter account Eureka Earth posted photos of the construction underway. Then, on November 19, EE uploaded aerial shots of the completed project. Here’s what it will look like for the players during next week’s Masters.
The view from Augusta National’s new 13th tee box.
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You can find a few more photos of the par 5 here.
PGA Tour pros who have had the chance of playing the new tee in preparation for the year’s first major told Golfweek‘s Adam Schupak what they thought about the change back in December.