Just eight days ago Augusta National announced that the 2020 Masters is set to go on as scheduled amid coronavirus concerns, but according to a report from Joel Beall of Golf Digest, Augusta National is reviewing all of its options including playing the tournament on an empty course.
This report comes less than 24 hours after President Trump announced a travel ban from Europe, the NCAA announcing that the NCAA Tournament would be played without fans and that the NBA deciding to suspend its season after Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus.
At this point, it’s very clear that any and all possibilities are on the table when it comes to sporting events around the world.
Alan Shipnuck of Golf Magazine tweeted that he got a text from an ANGC member and they stated that ‘limiting patrons seems likely’ and that closing practice rounds and canceling the Par 3 tournament on Wednesday are possibilities as well.
The Players got underway at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday with no changes at all regarding fans or players so perhaps Augusta National is waiting to see what happens throughout the tournament this week before making any sort of announcement regarding the Masters, which is set to begin in 28 days.
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