This year’s Masters Par 3 Contest will not be going ahead due to Covid-19 and the lack of patrons
Why There Is No Masters Par 3 Contest This Year
This year’s Masters Tournament will be like no other seen before due to Covid-19 with no patrons, a November date and no Par 3 Contest either.
The usual Wednesday Par 3 Contest is a staple of fans’ Masters viewing but the club has confirmed that it will not be going ahead this year.
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“The fun and excitement of watching Masters competitors with their friends and family is what makes the Par 3 Contest such a special part of Masters week,” Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley said.
“We know that experience could not have been replicated without guests and patrons at Augusta National, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to bring back this signature tradition.”
The club also announced the viewing schedule and, as expected, a two-tee start will be in place for the first two days due to the lack of daylight hours in November.
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Coverage will begin at 1pm US Eastern Time (6pm UK time) and run until 5.30pm ET (10.30pm UK time) for the opening two days.
On Saturday it will begin at 1pm ET (6pm UK) and run until 5pm ET (10pm UK), and the final round will be live from 10am ET (3pm UK) until 3pm ET (8pm UK).
Augusta National says that the global television audience “will experience new and enhanced views of the unique November Tournament, as Augusta National has worked with CBS Sports to showcase distinctive angles and shots from around the course.”
It was also confirmed that Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player will once again be Honorary Starters ahead of the opening round.
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