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Topic - Billy Payne
Dwight D. Eisenhower, an Augusta member from 1948 until his death in 1969, was said to have hit the tree so often on his tee shot that he campaigned to have it removed and proposed during an Augusta National governors' meeting that it be cut down.
The Eisenhower Tree, so much a part of Augusta National that not even a sitting U.S. president could have it taken down, was removed from the 17th hole this weekend because of damage from an ice storm, the club said Sunday.
Three of golf's prominent golf organizations have created the Latin America Amateur Championship, giving amateurs from 27 countries a shot at playing in the Masters and qualifying for golf's two oldest championship.
Mercedes-Benz has upgraded its corporate involvement at the Masters by becoming one of three global sponsors, allowing the German-based automaker to air television ads during the limited commercial space in domestic telecasts.
Rules officials from golf organizations around the world work at the Masters, most of them assigned various parts of the golf course. But it remains the only major championship that doesn't have a rules official walk with every group.
It was easy to root for the guy who won.
The men in green jackets could barely contain themselves, sitting there smugly as if they had done something to transform the game of golf. Augusta National now has women members and, if it was a long time coming, they now seem to think it's the best addition to the Masters since flowering azaleas were planted on the back nine.
The Masters found a way to keep its field small while bringing in more PGA Tour winners.
Golf is borrowing a page from football's "Punt, Pass and Kick" competition, with the finals held at the Super Bowl of golf courses _ Augusta National.
Tianlang has been acclimating himself to Augusta for three weeks, playing a couple of rounds each week at the National. He’s gotten to know the course as well as he can, but there’s only so much a 5-foot-9 kid who’s bulked up 12 pounds since November to 143 pounds can do on a 7,435-yard course.
"We have begun deliberations of the best way to address the future of the 17th hole and to pay tribute to his iconic symbol of our history," Payne said. "Rest assured, we will do both appropriately."
Payne said Augusta National made it through the storm without any other major damage and is open for its members to play.