Eisenhower Tree removed from Augusta National (WRDW-TV)
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Major damage has been done to the Eisenhower Tree after an ice storm hit the Augusta area, the Augusta National Golf Club confirms.
The tree lost most major branches and was removed this weekend, Billy Payne, the Chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, confirmed.
"The loss of the Eisenhower Tree is difficult news to accept," Payne said.
He said the golf course sustained no major damage otherwise and the storm has not affected the 2014 Masters Tournament.