Ten of the Best: Golf landmarks

We work our way through ten of the most nostalgia-undicing landmarks in golf

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Tue, 18 Feb 2014
Ten of the Best: Golf landmarks

Recently we heard the sad news that the famous Eisenhower Tree at Augusta had been removed following an ice storm. Rather than wallow in our grief, it was up to us to lift your spirits by finding ten of the most famous landmarks in golf and thankfully it brought a smile to our faces in doing so...

Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews

For me this is the most iconic landmark in golf as it will be for many British golfers. The small stone bridge spans the Swilcan Burn between the first and the 17th fairways and it was originally built, around 700 years ago, to help shepherds get livestock from one side of the stream to the other.

It has become somewhat of a tradition for golf lovers, including pros playing the course, to stop and pay respect to the bridge while playing.

Tom Watson was the latest to do this as he kissed the bridge when he played St Andrews for the last time in 2010 during the Open and Jack Nicklaus also said his goodbyes to the sport while standing on the bridge. 

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