The Masters Will Have Some Fans This Year

We are in a bit of a wonky spot with The Masters because it just happened a couple months ago, and will return to its normal spot in early April. It is low-key just around the corner. This week, The Masters announced that they will allow an unspecified number of spectators.

“Following the successful conduct of the Masters Tournament last November with only essential personnel, we are confident in our ability to responsibly invite a limited number of patrons to Augusta National in April,” Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said. “As with the November Masters, we will implement practices and policies that will protect the health and safety of everyone in attendance. Nothing is, or will be, more important than the well-being of all involved. While we are disappointed that we will be unable to accommodate a full complement of patrons this year, we will continue our efforts to ensure that all who purchased tickets from Augusta National will have access in 2022, provided conditions improve.”

In normal years, The Masters does not announce attendance, but it’s been estimated that around 40,000 spectators gather there each day. It will be interesting to see the extent to which capacity is limited this year, but it will nonetheless be nice to see some fans in attendance.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. It was nice to always be able to see the ball and camera guys getting better angles on sight lines. That said, I miss the roar. Watching the Colts and Bills game was much more fun because you had real fan noise reacting like always to every play on the field (as opposed the generated noise at empty stadiums with a guy trying to use the appropriate noises and levels per play…it was very awkward). I knew I missed the sounds, but I didn’t realize how much until you could really hear the Buffalo crowd when they got loud. Same thing with golf…I miss the roar when a leaderboard golfer sinks a big putt on Sunday. Especially at the Masters! Bring back the crowds!!!

  2. I was hating on the no fans thing for about 2 minutes then I realized how pleasant it was. Now if they will just get rid of that ball tracker thing we will be good. They can show the ball flight path every now and then, but its so lame how much they do it. I want to look for myself to see if it was a good shot or not, I do not need a computer to do it for me.

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