By Alex Myers
The U.S. Open is at the forefront of golf fans’ minds this week, but a pair of interesting photos suddenly have people talking about the Masters as well.
Eureka Earth shared some new overhead images of Augusta National Golf Club this week that seem to indicate changes are being made to the country’s most famous course. What exactly those changes is top secret. Obviously. But we can still take a look.
Here’s a photo posted on Tuesday that indicates work being done on both the par-5 15th and par-4 11th holes:
FLASH: Significant changes coming to No 15 & No 11 at ANGC. Now you didn’t think a little thing like the #USOPEN would prevent our team of photojournalists from reporting breaking news, did you? (📸 ©10JUN2021 David Dobbins/EurekaEarth) #EurekaEarth #NotDrone #DiscoverThePresent pic.twitter.com/6XO3ruBuTq
— Eureka Earth® (@EurekaEarthPlus) June 15, 2021
Hmm. And this came just a couple days after this photo of the 13th tee surfaced:
Pardon us but are you sure you told them precisely where you wanted your trees planted on No.13 #TheMasters “You plant a tree 20 yards off the tee on the left toward the corner. Now guys can’t go left. I’ll buy them the tree”~@webbsimpson1 (📸©10JUN2021 David Dobbins/EurekaEarth) pic.twitter.com/Mvw9O6cuOb
— Eureka Earth® (@EurekaEarthPlus) June 13, 2021
Again, hmm. Augusta National has long been rumoured to be lengthening the iconic par 5—even going as far as to reportedly buy property from neighbouring Augusta Country Club in 2017.
Last month, Eureka Earth shared photos that showed work being done on the 15th and 17th holes at Augusta National as well as the members’ pro shop being torn down.
So things are definitely happening there. We’ll just probably have to wait until April to see the final results.