A new bridge? A new pro shop? Photos show Augusta National changes

Xander Schauffele lines up a putt on the 17th green during the final round of this year's Masters.

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Augusta National, just under two months since this year’s Masters, appears to be already preparing for next year’s. 

In overhead photos recently shared by the Eureka Earth Twitter account (and first reported by Geoff Shackelford), work is being done on the fairway on the 530-yard par-5 15th hole, and the green on the 440-yard par-4 17th hole. Also, the Augusta National members pro shop — which is located near the 1st hole, but is off limits to Masters patrons — appears to have been demolished.

In addition, construction appears to be nearing completion on a new bridge near the water to the left of the green on the 505-yard par-4 11th hole.

Augusta National adjustments, over the years, have been common. In April, while talking about distance in golf, ANGC chairman Fred Ridley said: “As I have stated in the past each year, we look at every hole of our golf course.”

“Fortunately, we do have the ability to make any number of changes to protect the integrity of the course,” he said. 

The Eureka Earth photos:

The new bridge, near the water to the left of the green on the 505-yard par-4 11th:

The work on the Augusta National members pro shop, which is near the 1st hole: 

The work on the green on the 17th hole, and the fairway on the 15th hole: 

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