We all knew that the 2020 Masters was going to be eerily quiet without patrons allowed on the grounds, but they’re taking things a step further to add to the silence.
With TV coverage not starting until 1:00 PM EST on Thursday, the only way to watch the morning wave of the opening round of the Masters is via their website or on their app. The live coverage online is unbelievable and somehow they find a way to improve it year after year and one of the wrinkles they’re throwing in this year is not having any announcers, apparently.
Whether it be the featured groups that include Bryson DeChambeau, Tiger Woods, and Jon Rahm or even their Amen Corner coverage, it’s simply just the sounds of golf and the wind whipping through the pines.
In some ways, it’s super relaxing, but it’s also a bit eerie. It’ll be interesting to see if the Masters sticks with the no-announcer gameplan all week, they change it up, or all of the sudden announce this is just all major technical difficulties.
Some people on Twitter are seeming to enjoy the silence while others are a bit confused.
Are there really no announcers on @masters featured groups?
— Parker McLachlin (@ParkerMcLachlin) November 12, 2020
Loving the Masters app video with no announcers. Silence is better.
— E ♋ (@PoundTown10) November 12, 2020
Really peaceful watching this masters, no fans, no announcers this AM. just the sounds of those bros covering the shit out of the galf ball.
— Jehls (@aguynamedJEHLS) November 12, 2020
Watching Masters featured groups without announcers talking or fans cheering: pic.twitter.com/bx7OWV5LSM
— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) November 12, 2020