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The Eisenhower Tree on the 17th hole at Augusta National golf course has had to be removed due to being severely damaged by the US ice storms

Masters 2014: Eisenhower Tree on 17th hole should not be replaced, say Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player

The tree was taken down in February this year

A view of the course at Augusta

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The Danish pastry and Rory McIlroy

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Honorary starters Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus greet each other on the first tee

Masters 2014: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer get the action underway at Augusta

The honorary starters got proceedings underway with tee shots on the first hole

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Masters 2014: Adam Scott projects the Augusta aura to light up life without Tiger Woods

The reigning champion's blue-eyed stare and Hollywood smile draws the gaze of all, and his game is at a fine peak

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The US and British Amateur champion's will be aiming to become the first English winner since Nick Faldo 18 years ago

Sergio Garcia practices at Augusta

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A view of the scene at Augusta

The Masters 2014: Augusta has a membership so exclusive it makes the Bullingdon Club look welcoming

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Phil Mickelson practices at Augusta National ahead of the 2014 Masters

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The Masters 2014: Matt Fitzpatrick aiming to make the cut at Augusta but could miss out on his beloved Sheffield United's FA Cup semi-final

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