AUGUSTA, Ga. (WTOC) - The coronavirus pandemic will not keep The Masters from happening in 2020, at least not if the folks at Augusta National have anything to say about it.
The golf club announced Monday the tournament that should be teeing off soon in Augusta will now be played November 12-15.
Due to the changes in the course’s grass from spring to fall, it’ll be a little different course than folks are used to seeing in the first week of April. But golf fans and the pros alike are just excited for the chance at golf’s biggest tournament taking place.
“They can change the setup on certain tees and holes. Let’s just have a Masters, man. I’m just excited about the Masters, and not so worried about the setup,” PGA Tour golfer Kevin Kisner said.
The Masters isn’t the only major getting a new date thanks to COVID-19. The Open Championship won’t be played, but the other three majors will happen.
The PGA Championship will tee off the first weekend in August, while the U.S. Open will be played in September.
These changes also mean changes to the PGA Tour schedule, including a revival of the previously canceled 2020 RBC Heritage. According to Golf World, the annual tournament on Hilton Head Island is being considered to play the original weekend of the U.S. Open, which is June 12-15.
Officials with the Heritage had no comment on that possibility.