Are you getting used to watching golf without fans? It’s highly “likely” you’ll be watching the Masters November 12-15 without fans, Augusta mayor Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis said this week. However, Davis added he has confidence in Augusta National to do testing if they pivot to allowing fans inside the gates.
“I think that based on everything I know about what’s taking place at Augusta National, they’ve been on the front lines of reviewing what the PGA is doing. I think, as you see, the tournament’s happening tomorrow — the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park — without fans. And that’s likely what probably will happen here in Augusta. We have a tournament without fans.”
The last official statement out of Augusta National came back on April 6 when chairman Fred Ridley announced “future plans are incumbent upon favorable counsel and direction from health officials.” And if you were thinking about saying you couldn’t attend this year — if fans are even allowed in — and then try to snag 2021 tickets, you’re out of luck. The club’s FAQ page states: “You may apply for 2021 tickets during the application process. Unfortunately, we are not able to give any priority in the selection process for tickets.”
So fans holding tickets have to sit back, relax, watch the PGA and think happy thoughts. I won’t have any issue sitting at home watching the Masters and college football on November 14 and then the ultimate guy day November 15 with the Masters and NFL. I’m cool either way if there are fans on the grounds that day.