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Geoff Ogilvy reveals hypothetical redesign for Augusta National - Tours & News - Golf.com via @AddThis

Geoff Ogilvy reveals hypothetical redesign for Augusta National - Tours & News - Golf.com via @AddThis

Last fall, seven-time PGA Tour winner, press tent raconteur and father of three Geoff Ogilvy added another credential to his resume: golf course architect. (Ogilvy joined forces with fellow Australian pro and designer Mike Clayton. ) To better understand Ogilvy's aesthetic, we wondered how he might tweak one of the game's holiest sites: Augusta National. Ogilvy, who grew up playing Alister MacKenzie courses in the Melbourne Sandbelt, was full of suggestions -- not because he's an Augusta detractor, but conversely because he's spent so much time admiring the course. "It's just a stunning place with wonderfully strategic holes and great greens," Ogilvy says. "It's 95 percent of what I want a golf course to be." Here's how he'd tinker with the other 5 percent. 1. REMOVE THE NEW TREES "Of all the changes I've seen since I began watching the tournament in the mid-80s, the addit...

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