The Masters has been deferred on account of the coronavirus episode.
The main men’s significant championship of the year was due to start on 9 April at Augusta National in Georgia.
Fred Ridley, executive of Augusta National, stated: “The wellbeing and prosperity of everybody related with these occasions and the residents of the Augusta people group drove us to this choice.”
“Thinking about the most recent data and master investigation, we have chosen as of now to delay the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip, and Putt National Finals,” Ridley included an announcement.
“Sadly, the ever-expanding dangers related to the far-reaching coronavirus have driven us to a choice that without a doubt will be baffling to many, despite the fact that I am certain is suitable under these remarkable conditions.
“As coronavirus keeps on affecting the lives of individuals all over, we look for your comprehension of this choice and realize you share our anxiety given these difficult occasions.”
It is the Masters’s first deferment since World War II, which halted the competition in 1943, 1945 and 1946.
Prior to Friday, the PGA Tour halted play until after the Valero Texas Open, which was booked to end on 5 April. There is, along these lines, no golf planned on the PGA Tour until the RBC Heritage on 16 April, with the European Tour’s next planned occasion set to be the Andalucia Open on 30 April. The primary women’s major of the year – the ANA Inspiration – was canceled on Friday.