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Offline pjohns

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No more Eisenhower Pine
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:42:08 AM »
Well, just a few hours ago, I finished watching the 2014 version of the Masters (which is probably my favorite Major).  And Augusta is simply gorgeous this time of year, what with the azaleas in blossom. 

Many of the icons of the Masters remain: "Amen Corner" (i.e. holes 11-13; the azaleas, in fact, may be found there); Ray's Creek; and Hogan's Bridge (over Ray's Creek).

But the so-called "Eisenhower Pine" (named after our former president, who hit that tree frequently, and therefore lobbied--unsuccessfully--to have it removed) was killed by an ice storm just a couple of months ago. And the Masters without the Eisenhower Pine almost seems like Wrigley Field without the ivy. Or Fenway Park without the Green Monster.

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