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Sarazen Bridge at Augusta National


From the Augusta National Landmarks gallery: The Gene Sarazen Bridge
Sarazen Bridge at Augusta National Golf Club

Phil Mickelson walks across the Gene Sarazen Bridge during the 2010 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

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The Sarazen Bridge crosses the edge of the pond that fronts the 15th green at Augusta National Golf Club. Like the Hogan Bridge and Nelson Bridge, the Sarazen Bridge is constructed of stone. Unlike the other two, it is not an arch but a flat walkway.

The Sarazen Bridge was constructed and dedicated in honor of Gene Sarazen's famous "Shot 'Heard Round the World," the double-eagle he recorded on the 15th hole en route to victory at the 1935 Masters.

The bridge was dedicated on April 6, 1955 - one day shy of the 20th anniversary of Sarazen's double-eagle hole-out. A plaque is affixed to the stone rail of the bridge, and that plaque reads:

Erected to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the famous "double eagle" scored by Gene Sarazen on this hole, April 7, 1935, which gained him a tie for first place with Craig Wood and in the play-off the playoff won the second Masters Tournament
As noted - and contrary to many golfers' understanding - Sarazen did not win the 1935 Masters by holing out for double-eagle on the 15th. Rather, that hole-out made up Sarazen's 3-stroke final-round deficit to Craig Wood in one swing. Sarazen and Wood finished 72 holes tied, then Sarazen won a 36-hole playoff by five strokes.
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