Eisenhower's tree finally meets its match: Famous pine on Augusta that was bane of president's life on the golf course is removed thanks to winter storm
Over the years it has defied presidents and the world's best golfers time and time again. But now, after being badly damaged in a winter storm, Augusta National's famous Eisenhower Tree has been felled.
Augusta's golf club confirmed the iconic loblolly pine, affectionately named after it infuriated former member and U.S. President Dwight D., will not be seen at the next Masters competition in two months.
The tree sat about 210 yards off the left of the 17th fairway and was the only part of the course which was damaged in the recent storms that have ravaged Georgia.
'The loss of the Eisenhower Tree is difficult news to accept,' club chairman Billy Payne said. 'We obtained opinions from the best arborists available and, unfortunately, were advised that no recovery was possible.' ...Read more at DailyMail