The Masters set to welcome "limited number" of patrons in April

Masters officials confirm that spectators will return to Augusta National.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021

Masters officials have confirmed that the first major of the yer will feature spectators, but only a "limited number" to ensure the health and safety of those present.

Dustin Johnson won his first Masters title when the tournament was played without crowds in November last year, after it was moved from its original April date due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"The tournament will be conducted with similar health and safety standards to those previously instituted in November 2020," Agusta National chairman Fred Ridley said in a statement.

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"With these protocols in place, efforts are being made to include a limited number of patrons, provided it can be done safely.

"Following the successful conduct of the Masters Tournament last November with only essential personnel, we are confident in our ability to responsibly invite a limited number of patrons to Augusta National in April.

"As with the November Masters, we will implement practices and policies that will protect the health and safety of everyone in attendance. Nothing is, or will be, more important than the well-being of all involved.

"While we are disappointed that we will be unable to accommodate a full complement of patrons this year, we will continue our efforts to ensure that all who purchased tickets from Augusta National will have access in 2022, provided conditions improve."

The 2021 Masters will be held at Augusta from April 8-11.

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