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When The 2020 Masters Played? First Major Of The Season Postponed Due To The Pandemic Golf Coronavirus

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The Masters Tournament is the latest sporting event to fall victim to the coronavirus outbreak and has been postponed to a yet to be determined date.

Golf’s first major of the season, the Masters has never been played outside March or April and had been held without interruption for the last 74 years in its traditional home of Augusta, Georgia.

Since its inception in 1936, the tournament had only been called off between 1943 and 1945, due to the Second World War.

Since 1946, it has never been held outside the first two weeks of April and was scheduled to run from April 9 to 12 this year, but tournament organizers felt it could not go ahead in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision to postpone The Masters comes less than a day after the PGA Tour decided to cancel the remaining three rounds of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

This chart shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases and deaths in the U.S. as of Friday at 6 a.m. ET.
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