Before making a main statement to hold off the Masters, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley reviewed the issue with a particular six-time Masters champ.
” I assume they made a smart choice, as well as I sustain it,” Nicklaus claimed Friday throughout a meeting on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
“I don’t think anybody wants to go to Augusta and get sick. There’s people coming from all over the world and the chances of people bringing something are great.”
As the unique coronavirus, COVID-10, proceeded to spread out in the UNITED STATE as well as around the world, Ridley claimed in a declaration: “Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events and the citizens of the Augusta community led us to this decision. We hope this postponement puts us in the best position to safely host the Masters Tournament and our amateur events at some later date.”
While Ridley really did not define a specific time on the golf schedule, numerous hypothesized that the Masters might be played in the autumn, probably soon after the training course, which commonly encloses late May, resumes in October.
“I don’t care if it’s 25 degrees and nobody is there, I’m going to go play it with a chance to win the Masters,” Justin Thomas informed GolfChannel com.
Nicklaus, however, isn’t trusting this year’s Masters being rescheduled.
“In all practicality, they are postponing, but I can’t see any way they would play it at a later date,” Nicklaus claimed. “How in the world could they work it into the schedule? It wouldn’t be fair to any other tournament that are later. I think we are probably going to miss the Masters this year, that’s just my opinion, but I think it makes logical sense.”