Question: What and Where are the Famous Bridges on Augusta National Golf Course?
Viewers of The Masters hear plenty of references during the tournament to bridges on the golf course that have been dedicated to famous golfers. Where are these bridges, and to whom are they dedicated?
Answer: There are three famous bridges at Augusta National Golf Club dedicated to golfers: the Hogan Bridge, the Nelson Bridge and the Sarazen Bridge. Click on the name of the bridge to view a larger photo of each, and to read information about each including the text of the plaques that are associated with each bridge:
- Hogan Bridge: Dedicated to Ben Hogan on April 2, 1958. The Hogan Bridge crosses Rae's Creek, taking golfers to the No. 12 green.
- Nelson Bridge: Dedicated to Byron Nelson on April 2, 1958. The Nelson Bridge crosses Rae's Creek, taking golfers from the No. 13 tee to the No. 13 fairway.
- Sarazen Bridge: The first bridge at Augusta named for a player, the Sarazen Bridge was dedicated to Gene Sarazen on April 6, 1955. It crosses a small body of water fronting the No. 15 green.