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Hogan Bridge at Augusta National


From the Augusta National Landmarks gallery: The Ben Hogan Bridge
Hogan Bridge Augusta National Golf Club

The Ben Hogan Bridge leads players to the 12th green at Augusta National Golf Club.

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The Hogan Bridge is a footbridge across Rae's Creek that takes golfers to the 12th green. The stone bridge is topped with artificial turf.

Hogan Bridge is named in honor of Ben Hogan, who won the 1953 Masters with a then-record score of 274.

The Hogan Bridge was dedicated on April 2, 1958 (the same day the Nelson Bridge was dedicated). A plague was placed in the ground at the entrance to the bridge (as players walk from the 12th tee to the bridge). That plaque reads:

This bridge dedicated April 2, 1958, to commemorate Ben Hogan's record score for four rounds of 274 in 1953. Made up of rounds of 70, 69, 66 and 69. This score will always stand as one of the very finest accomplishments in competitive golf and may even stand for all time as the record for The Masters tournament.
Of course, Hogan's record did not stand for all-time: Jack Nicklaus first bettered it at the 1965 Masters. But the Hogan Bridge itself will stand for all-time - or at least for as long as there is an Augusta National.
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