Last Updated on August 13, 2020
The 2020 Masters Tournament will be taking place without fans according to a statement from Augusta National Golf Club. The Masters is taking place in November after its original early April date was postponed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Since our initial announcement to postpone the 2020 Masters, we have remained committed to a rescheduled Tournament in November while continually examining how best to host a global sporting event amid this pandemic,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club. “As we have considered the issues facing us, the health and safety of everyone associated with the Masters always has been our first and most important priority.
“Throughout this process, we have consulted with health officials and a variety of subject matter experts. Ultimately, we determined that the potential risks of welcoming patrons and guests to our grounds in November are simply too significant to overcome.
“Even in the current circumstances, staging the Masters without patrons is deeply disappointing. The guests who come to Augusta each spring from around the world are a key component to making the Tournament so special. Augusta National has the responsibility, however, to understand and accept the challenges associated with this virus and take the necessary precautions to conduct all aspects of the Tournament in a safe manner. We look forward to the day when we can welcome all of our patrons back, hopefully in April 2021.
“We appreciate the support and patience of all those we serve – including the Augusta community, our corporate and broadcast partners and our friends in golf – as we continue to plan for this historic event.”
The Masters is typically the first major on the PGA Tour each year and is one of the hottest tickets in all of sports. Unfortunately, fans won’t have the opportunity to take part in the event in-person this year due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. For fans who had tickets to The Masters this year, those tickets will be honored in 2021.
On the bright side, The Masters will still take place, unlike the 2020 British Open which was canceled entirely. The Masters might have a slightly different feel this year without fans and at such a late time in the year, but it’s better than nothing.
With that said, there should be a star-studded field in Augusta.
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