Fall at The Masters or spring at The Masters? Hope you’re ready for that debate this week as people get their first look at Augusta National in mid-November. The tournament has never been held in November so Thursday through Sunday will keep with the “tradition unlike any other” theme.
Many of you have wondered what the course will look like and whether it will compare with Augusta in springtime. Trevor Immelman, who won the 2008 Masters, told Golf Week in August that you’ll be blown away by the spectacular fall views.
“In the spring, all the color is popping, and it’s very lush,” said Immelman, who also held off Woods en route to his green jacket in 2008. He has played Augusta National more than 20 times in October. “Now, in the fall, you’ve got great color, too. It’s just different colors. You have that fall orangey, reddish thing going.
“But it’s still breathtaking.”
“We’ve become so accustomed to the fact that the Masters signals the fact the major season is starting, it’s spring time for most of America. It signals that we’ve come through a long winter, and those who had been locked in by winter are feeling the warmth of spring,” Immelman said. “If the Masters is played in the fall, it would feel a little different. But the world is going through such a tough time right now, and everybody is so unsure how the next little while will pan out.
“The Masters and all the great events in sports would be so inspirational for us to start building back up.”
— The Masters (@TheMasters) November 8, 2020