To no one's surprise--including those reporting the sight of huge crane's helping to erect new structures at Augusta National, the club is finishing off the final upgrades to the Masters patron entrance area.
Thanks to @menworking for catching this tweeted aerial from Justin Wheelon.
First, a close up look at the entrance area from Wheelon's photo shows work on the main entrance area where a new merchandise center is being constructed:
More intriguing is work on the second hole, perhaps drainage related, and the lack of work taking place at the par-4 fifth. Earlier this year, Chairman Billy Payne all but predicted changes were coming to that hole.
A closer view showing the old Berckmans Road still in place which sits where fifth hole expansion might go, also appears to show some minor work at the third hole fairway bunkers:
The full aerial:
Flew over Augusta National, they are doing A LOOOT of construction. Buildings, Course work, and more. Excited cause I know it's 1st class! pic.twitter.com/weeQpJW80n— Justin Wheelon (@JustinWheelon) June 23, 2017