Augusta to allow ‘limited number’ of spectators at The Masters

No fans were permitted to attend the 2020 edition of the tournament

Phil Casey
Tuesday 12 January 2021 18:35
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Tournament officials plan to allow a "limited number" of spectators to attend the Masters in April.

No spectators were on site at Augusta National when the 84th Masters was staged in November, having been moved from its traditional date due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said: "The tournament will be conducted with similar health and safety standards to those previously instituted in November 2020.

"With these protocols in place, efforts are being made to include a limited number of patrons, provided it can be done safely.

A ‘limited number’ of fans will be able to attend 

"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.

"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."

The Augusta National Women's Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals are set to take place in the build-up to the Masters as scheduled, also with a limited number of spectators permitted.

Dustin Johnson will defend his Masters title from 8-11 April.

PA

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