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Dos and don'ts: our tips for surviving the final day of the Masters

It’s one of the greatest evenings in the sporting calendar. Here’s a handy checklist for the world’s greatest golfers.

DON’T mess with Rae’s Creek

Many a Masters dream has met a watery end around the infamous creek at the 11th and 12th holes. A man once told us that there are alligators in there too so, you know, best steer clear.

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DO stay out of people’s front gardens

Rory McIlroy learned the hard way back in 2011.

[Chris O'Meara/AP/Press Association Images]

DON’T choke over a tiddler to win the tournament

Scott Hoch will have to live with this 1989 blooper for the rest of his days. Credit to Nick Faldo for his poker-faced response.

DO make epic shots on the 16th

Tiger played one of the best shots ever en route to his fourth green jacket in 2005.

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A few years earlier, Davis Love III did something similar. He didn’t win though.

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DON’T do a Greg Norman

“The Great White Shark” probably doesn’t need us to tell him this, but if you’re leading by six strokes on the final day at Augusta, you should really win. Just sayin’.

DO say a little prayer before you head in to Amen Corner

The second shot at the 11th hole, all of the 12th hole, and the opening two shots on the 13th are famously nicknamed Amen Corner, a stretch which has seen some of the greatest Masters drama throughout the years. Say a little prayer.

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DON’T cry like Bubba

DO wear red. Like a boss.

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