As for the rest of the golf course, which is set to host the year's first major championship starting on April 10, Payne said: "I can report that the golf course sustained no major damage otherwise. We are now open for member play and we will be unaffected in our preparation for the 2014 Masters Tournament."
There has long been conjecture that Augusta National was preparing for this day, and that it has a replacement picked out from some undisclosed location. Whether or not that can or will occur in time for the 2014 Masters is to be determined.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.