In fact, the epidemic did not seem to trigger most winners, many of whom saw the legacy of golf and Augusta as big enough to ignore even in 2020. Sixteen past champions are playing this week, although without Blair and Jack Nichols they started the match with a ceremonial tea shot on Thursday afternoon. Nicholas and his wife, Barbara, tested positive for the corona virus in March.
“I’ve been playing for three months straight, so why don’t I come here?” Bernhardt, who turned 63 in August, asked Langer Won in 1985 And 1993. “I can social distance. I don’t have to hug anyone or do hi-fives. ”
Others competing feared they would not make it due to travel restrictions.
“It seemed so hard because I was marooned for seven months, eight months in Scotland,” Sandy Lyle said. 1988 Champion. But there he was at sunset on Monday, training for puddings and wanted to combine low scores enough to cut masters, set in the low 50s this year, for the first time since 2014.
Lyle, 62, said of the epidemic: “We still face this.” We should be very happy that we are now playing golf for the prize money. “
So, looking around Augusta National this week was all about finding more winners, an exercise that was easier than usual as it was banned from the audience this year. Fred couple, 1992 winner, And Tiger Woods Training together like Langer and Lyle. A few minutes after Vijay Singh, Champion in 2000, Began to hit the top spot on Tuesday morning, Patrick Reid, The winner after 18 years for Singh, A round started from the nearest number 10.
The closing door ceremony of the tournament for past winners and club presidents came further to the Champions Dinner.