Jack Nicklaus: “I don’t think the masters Golf tournament will take place».

On Friday, we learned that the masters, which was scheduled for April 9-12, has been postponed. When? This question could not be answered either then or now.

We know for sure that there will be no Golf in the next month. At the moment, the next start on the PGA tour is the RBC Heritage in South Carolina from April 16 to 19. Of course, its holding is now in question.

As for the masters, it has just been postponed, but it is not clear how you can change the calendar to hold all four majors, the Ryder Cup, the Olympics, the FedEx Cup playoffs, the WGC stage and other tournaments until the end of September.

Jack Nicklaus said that he spoke with the Chairman of Augusta National, Fred Ridley, even before the official announcement of the transfer of the masters.

“I think they made the right decision. I support it.

I don’t think anyone would want to come to Augusta and get sick. People come there from all over the world, and there is a high chance that someone may bring the virus with them,” Niklaus believes.

When can the masters be held?

Ridley himself, when announcing the postponement of the tournament, did not specify when golfers will still be able to play in Augusta. Experts believe that the tournament may take place in October, but the 18-time major champion is not sure that the masters will take place in principle.

“Technically, they just moved it, but I don’t know how they will be able to hold the masters later in the season. How will they manage to fit the tournament into the calendar? If it succeeds, it may not be fair to other competitions. I think the masters will probably be canceled this year. This is just my opinion, but I think there is a logic here, ” Niklaus added.

Indeed, there are no free weeks on the PGA tour calendar until the end of August. There is in September, after the end of the season and before the Ryder Cup, but, you must agree, this is a very strange time for the main tournament of the season. October seems a more reasonable solution. Accordingly, the points will go into the new season’s standings.

Is it possible to cancel some” normal “tournament in the spring or summer and hold the “masters” instead? Theoretically Yes, but as Mr Nicklaus said, it would be unfair to the organisers, sponsors and fans in a particular city who have been waiting a year for the top golfers to arrive.