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Overnight storms knock down trees at Augusta

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Heavy storms that blew through Georgia on Monday evening caused at least seven deaths and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. And while the tragedies of the storms far outweigh a little invitational golf tournament, Augusta National nonetheless had its own, relatively minor, issues to face in the aftermath of the storm.

The storm knocked down trees and left debris scattered all over the course, but as the Augusta Chronicle noted, crews were out early and in force to get the course back to its pristine condition. Later Tuesday afternoon, Press Tent noted that a 30-foot pine between the 14th tee and the 15th fairway came crashing to the ground during the practice rounds.

The trees were carved up and fed into wood chippers all over the course; if this were anywhere else on earth, you'd already see the scraps for sale on eBay.

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