It is looking like this year’s Masters Golf Tournament will be rescheduled for the middle of October. Representatives for the Augusta National Golf Club have been in contact with Richmond, Columbia and Aiken county school boards, and the consensus is to extend fall break.
Date, lodging, tickets, hospitality
This year’s normally scheduled tournament was going to be a down year, with Sunday falling on Easter. Demand for tickets is expected to be much higher as fans will shuffle their lives around to make it to Augusta for what will be a once in a lifetime experience.
It’s been proven time and time again that there is not much the National can’t do. If there is a conflict with the NFL schedule and CBS, well, the current commissioner of the National Football League is a member. It will work out.
It is expected there will be plenty of rentals available as Augustan’s will be eager to rent their homes and get out of town same as in the spring. The Augusta National is doing all they can to prevent a bankrupting of the hotel industry in Augusta, who had the most exposure if the event had been cancelled.
Ticket brokers are confident the 2020 Masters will go off without a hitch, as the longstanding, unregulated secondary market for tickets will self police and adjust to keep most everyone involved whole.
As busy as Augusta is in the fall with festivals and seasonal events, the challenge of adding the largest golf tournament in the world in the mix with a few months notice seems insurmountable. Yet, Insiders are confident that those in the industry have the experience to pull it off without a hitch.
Augusta will have the opportunity to show the world what a community can accomplish with stellar leadership coming from the ANGC and the professionals behind the scenes locally in the support industry.