Coronavirus pandemic prompts Augusta National to follow the lead of the PGA Tour and prohibit fans for the Nov. 12-15 event
Announced: By Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club, that the Masters Tournament will be played this fall without spectators, officials announced Wednesday in a news release. The tournament, typically held during the second week in April as the PGA Tour’s first major championship of the season, was postponed as the global coronavirus pandemic spread across the U.S. and later rescheduled for Nov. 12-15. “The potential risks of welcoming patrons and guests to our grounds in November are simply too significant to overcome,” club chairman Fred Ridley said in a statement. The announcement follows the trend on the PGA Tour since the season restarted in June, with spectators having been barred at least into the fall schedule. Ticket holders for the 2020 Masters will be guaranteed the same tickets for the 2021 Masters, the club said, directing further inquiries to Masters.com.
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