Throughout the years the 12th hole has always been a favorite spot for patrons. Any number of possibilities can unfold in this windswept spot.
Ky Lafoon attempts to blast from the edge of Rae's Creek onto the 12th green.
Before he teed off on No. 12, Gene Sarazen always looked to no. 13 to gauge the wind.
Gary Player believes in overclubbing on No. 12 . "You can always get down in two from the back fringe," he says. "I've always said, 'Better to be long than short.' Nobody's underwater shot is worth a damn."
. . . landing in a bunker and chalking up a double bogey.
Gary Woodland fared worse in the second round . . .
Martin Laird tees off on the 12th hole, where he will tally a bogey in the final round.
We can always count on Fred Couples for dramatic play at Augusta. After a flawless front nine Couples was in the mix.
Couples' face says it all after an errant shot.
Landing in the water is enough to make a player pull his hat over his eyes.
Couples took a drop and posted an ugly double-bogey. He went on to finish sixth in the tournament.
Tim Clark can't bear to look after bogeying the hole.
Jim Furyk and Mike "Fluff" Cowan attempt to read the often-deceptive winds that wreak havoc on the 12th hole.
Tiger made par during his second-round encounter with No. 12, but not without a great deal of anguish.
Steve Flesch had one double-bogey in the tournament, on No. 12 in the final round. He followed that with bogeys on holes 14 through 17 to finish the round with a 78 and place T-5 on the final leader board.
Trevor Immelman earned the green jacket but not before a final round struggle on No. 12 that produced a bogey.
Andres Romero has a handle on No. 12 as he saves par in the second round.
Tiger Woods waits while Aaron Baddeley plays a difficult lie out of the bushes. Baddeley posted a 79 in the first round.
Tiger Woods knows he's in trouble all over again. He bogeys No. 12 here in the third round just as he did in the second round.
Stuart Appleby takes a drop and posts a double bogey.
Angel Cabrera, his caddie and Adam Scott help Davis Love III and his caddie look for Love's ball behind the 12th green. Love came away with a triple bogey.
Shingo Katayama studies hard in the first round and is able to birdie No. 12 in the second round.
Tiger Woods tests the wind during the final round. He makes par on the hole and places T-4 in the tournament.
Miguel Angel Jimenez strikes out of the foliage on his way to a double bogey.
A dejected Greg Norman walks back over the bridge at the 12th hole to re-play his tee shot after losing his ball.
Guy Yocom on the 12th Hole: "Swirling Down The Drain"