Augusta National Says The Masters Will Go On As Scheduled, But It Is Monitoring Coronavirus Situation Closely

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The start of Masters week is only 32 days away and with the coronavirus outbreak affecting various sports, leagues, and events all around the world Augusta National released a statement saying that the tournament is set to go on as scheduled.

The Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the National Drive, Chip and Putt Finals will also take place as scheduled.

“The safety, health and well-being of everyone is our top priority at Augusta National Golf Club,” Ridley said in a statement on Wednesday. “Based upon our knowledge of the situation at this time, we are proceeding as scheduled for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals and the Masters Tournament.”

The ANGC statement also explained that they are closely monitoring the situation.

“Augusta National is not only monitoring the situation closely but also consulting with relevant experts including the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Department of Public Health and local authorities.”

“We are asking that everyone follow the preventative actions advised by the CDC to mitigate the spread of any virus,” he said. “We strongly encourage all those traveling to Augusta, Georgia, to become knowledgeable of the most recent travel protocols and restrictions.

Both the LPGA Tour and European Tour have been forced to change or cancel events in Asia throughout the first few months of 2020. Just last week, two European Tour players were quarantined ahead of the Oman Open with one of the players showing symptoms while the other player was simply sharing a hotel room with him.

Be sure to keep up with all of the latest updates surrounding the coronavirus here.

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