The COVID-19 pandemic caused many event organizers to reschedule and even cancel major events in the world. Masters Golf 2020 is also one of the major championships that have to shift its annual tournament schedule from April to November. The organizing committee for the Masters Golf 2020 announced the postponement on March 13, 2020. After conferring with the world’s leading golf organizations, this April the committee announced the 9th to 15th November 2020 as the date for organizing the Masters Golf 2020 tournament.
In a press statement, Fred Ridley as chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club said the committee would share details in the coming weeks and months, while continuing to focus on implementing Covid-19 prevention guidelines to combat further spread of the pandemic. Throughout this trip, Fred hopes that the anticipation of the 2020 Masters Golf tournament in the fall brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and all those who love the sport of golf.
Of course Fred also stressed that the plan for organizing the Masters Golf 2020 is still taking into account the advice and direction of health officials to ensure the pandemic prevention protocol is implemented. The organizing committee remains very concerned about the extraordinary and unprecedented challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic around the world. Therefore the committee still has to be in close contact with all local, state and national health authorities to help implement the decision of the 2020 Golf Masters committee.
Fred also invited professional golfers and amateurs who had already qualified for the April dates to remain in the 2020 Masters Golf tournament next fall. By continuing to implement the Masters Golf 2020, the committee was also forced to cancel the Augusta 2020 National Women’s Amateur Championship (NCAA). Augusta National considers many scheduling problems for NCAA tournaments, LPGA Q-Series, World Amateur Team Championships and other tournaments. But the committee will still invite every player who has received an invitation to the 2020 championship to compete in the Augusta 2021 National Women’s Amateur championship as long as the player remains an amateur.
In May, the committee will also send refunds to those who have already bought tournament tickets and given the opportunity to buy tickets for next year’s event. Fred representing the committee would like to thank everyone for their understanding of this decision, and they look forward to returning to the championship in full force next spring.