Why this Amen Corner secret is a favorite among Masters contestants

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If you know who to ask, a trip through Amen Corner can be pretty sweet.

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Every year, it seems, we learn some cool new insidery factoid about Augusta National and/or the Masters. Just yesterday, in fact, a video surfaced of an underground ball-feeding contraption at the practice area. Only at Augusta!

Now, thanks to Luke Donald, with a nod to Tiger Woods, we’ve learned of yet another delicious nugget. Yes, pun very much intended.

Moments after Woods’ Masters Sunday went up in flames on the 12th hole, Donald — who has played in 11 Masters — took to Twitter to delight his followers with this bit of tournament lore:

“Little known fact but the camera man in the tower behind 12 will throw you a mini chocolate bar if you give him a nod on your way to the 13th tee – Tiger may want a little sweetness to take away the sour taste in his mouth right now!!!”

Man, just when you through a trip through Amen Corner couldn’t get any sweeter.

Alas, no chocolate for Donald at this 84th Masters. The Englishman didn’t earn an invite.

Alan Bastable

Golf.com Editor

As GOLF.com’s executive editor, Bastable is responsible for the editorial direction and voice of one of the game’s most respected and highly trafficked news and service sites. He wears many hats — editing, writing, ideating, developing, daydreaming of one day breaking 80 — and feels privileged to work with such an insanely talented and hardworking group of writers, editors and producers. Before grabbing the reins at GOLF.com, he was the features editor at GOLF Magazine. A graduate of the University of Richmond and the Columbia School of Journalism, he lives in New Jersey with his wife and foursome of kids.