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Ike's tree lives only as a memory

Updated: April 7, 2014, 7:45 PM ET
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It's bad enough that Augusta National had to remove the famous Eisenhower Tree from the 17th fairway because of damage from an ice storm.

That might have been the hardest decision, but the easiest to execute.

The loss of Ike's tree led to other changes that the club felt needed to be made. And this is a major that spares no expense at trying to do everything just right.

Augusta National had already mailed out some 2,000 media guides, with a glossy cover, color ...

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