Masters Postponed due to Coronavirus
By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer
General view of the 12th hole taken during the 2000 US Masters held in April, 2000 at the Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia, USA. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Augusta National decided Monday to postpone the Masters because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Club chairman Fred Ridley says he hopes postponing the event puts Augusta National in the best position to host the Masters and its other two events at some later date.
Ridley did not say when it would be held. The PGA Tour has canceled all events through the Masters, and golf has a full schedule of events through the year.
The next major would be the PGA Championship in San Francisco in May.