Golf Australia releases updated COVID-19 information to clubs

Golf Australia today released updated information to golf clubs concerning the coronavirus.

The full information release sent to clubs can be read below but for any updated changes please check out the COVID-19 information page at Golf Australia.

Last updated Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Dear Australian Golf Clubs and Facilities,

As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates.

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The 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns

Augusta National has officially announced that the 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed due to the threat of the coronavirus.

Announced via an official statement at that the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals have all been postponed due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus with no new date yet specified.

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Augusta National monitoring coronavirus but says Masters will go ahead

Augusta National Chairman Fred S. Ridley has issued a statement regarding concerns about the coronavirus and its potential impact on The Masters.

Ridley said that while Augusta National is closely monitoring the spread of the virus the 2020 Masters will proceed as scheduled, April 9-12.

The statement reads:

“The safety, health and well-being of everyone is our top priority at Augusta National Golf Club.

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