Masters announces limited attendance for 2021
January 12, 2021
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- January 12, 2021
- Dustin Johnson at the Masters in November of 2020. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Augusta National Golf Club announced Tuesday that it intends to have limited fans on-site for this year’s Masters.
“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,” said Fred Ridley, the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club. “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.”
Ridley also announced that the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals will be conducted after being canceled in 2020. Both competitions also intend to host a small number of patrons.
This year’s Masters is scheduled to be played April 8-11. Dustin Johnson is the defending champion after shooting a record 20-under 268 to win by five.