Masters Tournament postponed indefinitely as coronavirus spreads

by Daniel Payne · Mar 13th, 2020 5:06 pm
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The Masters Tournament, one of the biggest annual events in professional golf, has been postponed indefinitely this year, with tournament organizers citing the spread of the coronavirus as the decisive factor in the decision.

Fred Ridley, the chairman of the tournament, said in a statement on Friday that "expert analysis" had motivated the Augusta National Golf Club to cancel the event. Earlier this month the organizers had said that the tournament would take place as normal, but the "ever-increasing risks" of the disease had compelled them to revise those plans.

Ridley promised that the event would be help "at some later date."

The Masters joins the ever-growing list of sporting events and franchises calling off games due to the coronavirus epidemic, including the NBA, the NHL, the MLB, the NCAA and numerous others.


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