The 2020 Masters has been rescheduled for November 12-15 and will take place at Augusta National.
The 84th Masters was due to be held in its tradtional spot as the first of the year’s majors from April 9–12, but the ongoing coronavirus outbreak prompted a major rescheduling of the existing calendar of events.
Three of the year’s four majors have been postponed until later in the year, with The Masters and now becoming the third of the trio of major championships. The November date means it will be the latest ever Masters in terms of the calendar year.
The 2020 Masters will take place as part of the 2020/21 PGA Tour season, which starts in September, and will feature the players who had originally qualified for the tournament’s original April date.
“In collaboration with the leading organizations in golf, Augusta National Golf Club has identified November 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters,” Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, said in a statement.
“While more details will be shared in the weeks and months to come, we, like all of you, will continue to focus on all mandated precautions and guidelines to fight against the Coronavirus. Along the way, we hope the anticipation of staging the Masters Tournament in the fall brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and all those who love the sport.
“We want to emphasize that our future plans are incumbent upon favorable counsel and direction from health officials. Provided that occurs and we can conduct the 2020 Masters, we intend to invite those professionals and amateurs who would have qualified for our original April date and welcome all existing ticket holders to enjoy the excitement of Masters week.”
Where is the 2020 Masters taking place?
Despite the change in date, there is no change to the historic venue and The Masters will still take place at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
2020 Majors Rescheduled
The Masters, USPGA Championship (now August 6-9 at TPC Harding Park) and US Open (now September 17-20 at Winged Foot) were all rescheduled, while the Open Championship was put back until 2021 at Royal St George’s.
A joint statement was released by the Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA detailing a revised reschedule.
“This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone coping with the effects of this pandemic,” the statement read. “We remain very mindful of the obstacles ahead, and each organization will continue to follow the guidance of the leading public health authorities, conducting competitions only if it is safe and responsible to do so.
“In recent weeks, the global golf community has come together to collectively put forward a calendar of events that will, we hope, serve to entertain and inspire golf fans around the world. We are grateful to our respective partners, sponsors and players, who have allowed us to make decisions – some of them, very tough decisions – in order to move the game and the industry forward.
“We want to reiterate that Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA collectively value the health and well-being of everyone, within the game of golf and beyond, above all else. We encourage everyone to follow all responsible precautions and make effort to remain healthy and safe.”