Mother Nature achieves what Eisenhower couldn't at Augusta National
The Eisenhower Tree, which got its name from the late president’s attempts to have it removed, is now gone from the 17th hole of Augusta National Golf Club.
A recent ice storm damaged the loblolly pine and caused it to lose many major limbs. For the past few years, the club has relied on cables to hold the tree together.
The pine is among the most famous trees in golf as it often interfered with players’ shots.