I heard that a foreign golf course donated an acorn from a tree that Eisenhower planted
Donated an acorn to Augusta? Hmmm..While that may be true, I wonder that the competition committee for the Masters might want to plant something more mature to take the place of the Eisenhower pine. An oak regardless of tpye would take decades to reach a size that would recreate the hazard that was the Eisenhower loblolly pine. Another loblolly pine, a fast growing species suited to the soil of the course and the region would be a likley replacement. And given the history of Augusta National's membership tinkering and altering the golf course, I would think they would move to restore this natural hazard, a formidable defense for the hole.
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