As with many events this year, we will see no spectators at The Masters. Not only will this play a large part with the players, more silence, no interruptions or noises, but this will also play a massive role in the economy around the tournament city. In 2019 there were around 250,000 spectators coming in and spending money on hotels, Air BnBs, restaurants, Uber, Lyft, Taxis, you name it. Without spectators, businesses will not be able to count on that revenue which is a huge hit.
Daylight savings time will play a role in the start and end times in this year’s tournament. Rounds 1 and 2 and then again on Saturday, will begin at 1 PM and will end promptly at 5 PM to stay within daylight hours. On Sunday, play will begin at 10 AM and will end by 3 PM as to not interfere with any NFL games. This is something they have never had to compete with before and will need to adjust around.
In the Spring time, the weather in Augusta sits at a light and breezy 84 degrees. A light wind, a dry course, a beautiful sunny day, will be exchanged this year for a mid to low 70s with a mid-level chance of rain, on a perhaps wet and changing course. Now it’s too early to say for sure what the weather will hold, but this late in the year will show a change in the course, the grass, the humidity and temperature.
Another part of The Masters that will be missing this year is the Par 3 contest. This contest started in 1960 and this will be the first year it will not be held. Although this will be canceled, The Masters Championship dinner will however still be on.
This will be an interesting change of events at The Masters this year but it will happen. This is something we think everyone can agree on is great news for the Golf world. We look forward to watching along with you and seeing how this all plays out!