Augusta National in November? 5 reasons why this year’s Masters will stand alone in history

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Justin Thomas of the United States plays his shot from the 18th tee during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 09, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 09: Justin Thomas of the United States plays his shot from the 18th tee during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 09, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)

If you’re clicking around on the remote control while watching TV this weekend, odds are, you’ll stumble on som sights of Augusta National Golf Club.

Wait, what?

The Masters in November?

Yes, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, that will be the case for the first time in the history of the illustrious tournament.

Instead of occurring before or just after Easter, this year’s tournament will take place before carving the turkey on Thanksgiving, since the Masters was postponed to this weekend from its original April time frame.

Golf’s usual first major of the year will turn into the sport’s last major of 2020, before hopefully turning back into its first major of 2021.

But this year’s Masters experience will be unprecedented. Here are five reasons why.



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