State

Ike Wins in the End

Forty-five years after his death, president Dwight D. Eisenhower gets his wish.

Forty-five years after his death, president Dwight D. Eisenhower gets his wish. One of the most famous landmarks at Augusta International, the Eisenhower tree, was removed in February due to damage from an ice storm. A member of Augusta National from 1948 until his death in 1969, Eisenhower proposed having the loblolly pine tree cut down in a 1956 club meeting because he hit it so many times. At the time, Eisenhower’s request was denied.

http://espn.go.com/golf/masters14/story/_/id/10467524/augusta-national-removes-eisenhower-tree-due-storm-damage