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Adam Schupak

Masters survey 2023: How should Augusta National honor Tiger Woods?

Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson have their bridges. So, too, does Gene Sarazen and Jack Nicklaus has a plaque between 16 green and 17 tee.

The two bridges that traverse Rae’s Creek at Amen Corner each commemorate an important player and moment in Masters history.

Hogan’s bridge, which leads to the left side of the 12th green, pays tribute to his record low score of 274 in 1953, while Nelson bridge, which crosses the creek in front of the 13th tee, honors Nelson’s 1937 win. The first bridge at Augusta named for a player, the Sarazen Bridge, was dedicated on April 6, 1955. It crosses a small body of water fronting the No. 15 green.

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In our next 2023 Masters Survey question, we asked pros how should Augusta National Golf Club honor Tiger’s five victories at the Masters?

Will Zalatoris

Will Zalatoris tees off on no. 10 during a practice round for The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Network

“Oh, man. Putting an emblem of his fist pump in a sprinkler head left of 18 green. That’s the best I’ve got.”

Keegan Bradley

Keegan Bradley, left, talks to Tiger Woods on the 17th fairway during a practice round for the Masters.

“It would be cool to do something around 16 green just because of how iconic his chip in there was.”

Trevor Immelman

“Above my paygrade.”

Jordan Spieth

Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth talk on the 10th green during the first round of the 2022 PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo: Matt York/Associated Press)

“I would say a bridge. He’s worthy of one. That seems to be what the best that have ever played there have.”

Kevin Streelman

Kevin Streelman on the fourth tee during the final round of the 2014 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

“The most iconic shot is the chip shot left of 16. A plaque there wouldn’t be that exciting. Maybe on the tee.”

Jon Rahm

Tiger Woods shakes hands with Jon Rahm on the 18th green during the final round of the 2022 Masters. (Photo: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports)

“They need to make up a couple of bridges for Tiger and Jack.”

Zach Johnson

U.S. Ryder Cup player Tiger Woods (L) watches as team mate Zach Johnson plays his tee shot from the fourth during a practice session at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on September 28, 2010. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images)

“The chip at 16 is the first thing that comes to mind but how do you do it there? I don’t think the bridge from 13 to 14, the grass bridge over Rae’s Creek. I don’t know. There are a number of opportunities there.”

Adam Scott

Adam Scott shares a laugh with Tiger Woods after Scott won the 2020 Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. (Photo: Ryan Kang/Associated Press)

“Maybe they should name the new tunnel the Tiger Tunnel. But that’s not on the course. When 13 gets so long that they need a bridge they can name it for Tiger.”

Tommy Fleetwood

“It’s got to be on the 16th green, right?”

Stewart Cink

Stewart Cink practices on the driving range before his first round at the 2022 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo: Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

“On 18 tee, a plaque or a statue.”

Billy Horschel

Tiger Woods talks to Billy Horschel in the practice area prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 03, 2022 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

“Put a plaque on 12 tee because he wasn’t one of the dumb guys to hit it in the water (in 2019). He stuck to the game plan and hit it over the bunker.”

Kevin Kisner

Kevin Kisner (L) and Tiger Woods shake hands on the 18th green after finishing their round during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 09, 2022 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

“Statue on the first tee. I don’t know. That’s the great thing about the place, they get to do whatever they want.”

Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa hits to the No. 13 green during a practice round ahead of the 2022 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo: Adam Cairns-Augusta Chronicle/USA TODAY Network)

“That guy deserves a monument at every single golf course we go to. The chip on 16, that deserves something. How do you time the ball to fall like that? I don’t think it’s possible.”

Gary Player

“That’s for Augusta National to decide.”

Tony Finau

Tiger Woods (right) greets Tony Finau after putting on the 18th green during the final round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

“Tiger hit the best shot on 16 given the situation maybe in the history of golf all time so I think something on the tee at 16.”

Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas walks with Tiger Woods on the third fairway during a practice round for The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Network)

“Back there left of 16 comes to mind. I’m trying to think if there is another bridge or some kind of walkway. It’s almost like you need a dang plate on the first tee for him and Jack.”

Gary Woodland

Gary Woodland and Tiger Woods shake hands after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

“Something memorable from 1997 or 2019. Either one –’19 was the most special and ’97 changed the game the most.”

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