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Couple gets engaged at Augusta’s ‘Amen Corner’ during Masters practice

A general view of the 13th hole near “Amen Corner” at Augusta. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Forget about a romantic candlelight dinner. All golf fan Taylor Lamb needed to propose to his girlfriend of five years Alyson Dukes was a well manicured lawn at Augusta National Golf Club.

Lamb got down on one knee at the club’s famous Amen Corner during the first Masters practice round on Monday and, yes, Dukes said “yes.”

“I can’t stop shaking,” the 26-year-old Dukes said (via after agreeing to marry Lamb, 25, between the No. 12 tee box and the No. 13 fairway. “This is the best surprise of my life.”

It was also a surprise that almost didn’t happen when Lamb found himself still without tickets on Sunday afternoon.

“All along, I thought I would get two Monday practice-round badges, but yesterday at 5 p.m., I still had nothing,” Lamb said, but, “Faith came through.”

Lamb, who works as the sports information director at Georgia Regents University, told that the school’s athletic director, Clint Bryant, saved him at the last minute.

“Unbelievable,” Lamb said. “I had honestly given up, and then two seconds later it all fell into place.”