Arguably, in golf, there is possibly no better tournament than US Masters Golf Tournament. Though it is one of the four majors of the golf calendar, it has always been considered the most crucial major championship of them all.
The history and tradition of the USGA golf tournament are legendary and something the club protects fiercely. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the U.S. Golf tournament has been canceled for 2020.
“We take great pride in the fact that many thousands typically enter to pursue their dream of qualifying for a U.S.G.A. championship, and we deeply regret that they will not have that opportunity this year,” says John Bodenhamer, senior managing director of championships at U.S.G.A.
“Throughout the process, our primary focus has been the safety and well-being of everyone involved, including our players, volunteers, host club representatives, and staff.” Bodenhamer added, “We have not taken these decisions lightly and wish we had more options.”
The statement released by the U.S.G.A authorities relays that the U.S open will host an all-exempt field. The U.S. Open, initially scheduled for mid-June at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Westchester County, N.Y., was postponed last month to Sept. 17 to 20.
Other championships that were altered include the U.S. Women’s Open, which was postponed until Dec. 10 to 13, at the Champions Golf Club in Houston.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur, scheduled for Aug. 3 to 9 at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., and the U.S. Amateur, which was scheduled for Aug. 10 to 16, at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore.
Although the Golf federation has considered some changes, for instance, the wide range of qualifying rounds usually held across the states for an extended period cannot be held, and direct qualification to the final round remains infeasible and cannot be implemented.
The traditions of The U.S.G.A golf tournament, which all add to the prestige and intrigue around the competition, probably remain the most significant event on the golf calendar every year.
All the golfing greats have won there, including multiple wins by golf legends like Jack Nicklaus (who holds the record of most wins at 6), Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, and Phil Mickelson. Winning The Masters is the most significant honor for any golfer in the world.