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Golf: Covid-19 deprives Augusta Masters of taste and suspense


Postponed from April to November due to a pandemic, the Masters’ Tournament lost big this fall. Wet, the greens of the course – yet famous – softened the tournament.

Dustin Johnson, winner of the Masters 2020.
Dustin Johnson, winner of the Masters 2020. Panoramic

Since March and the announcement of the postponement to the fall, golf lovers wanted to believe in a Masters like any other. There is no question of being demoralized by a lousy global virus. The Masters institution boosted optimism: the venerable members of the Augusta National Golf Club, with their pockets swollen with tickets, would not be fooled. Stronger than the Covid-19, the Masters Tournament would remain what it has been since 1934: the must-have for Grand Slam meetings, a benchmark on the planet of Golf.

Evidence

In this world of men who too often believe they dictate their law to nature, we had to face the facts last week. The 84e The Masters edition very quickly took on a different pace from its usual pace. And this lasted the entire time of the test for those who remained glued to their screens, ready to vibrate as in the best hours.

From Tuesday evening, the dinner of champions lost its prestige. He did not refuel. Not only the old ones

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