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The Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 10:24:30-04

The Masters is the latest sporting event to be postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Masters announced Friday that it was postponing the tournament, the Augusta National Woman's Tournament and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals. It's unclear when the tournament will take place.

The tournament was scheduled to take place at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, between April 9 and April 12.

"Considering the latest information and expert analysis, we have decided at this time to postpone the tournament," a statement from Fred Ridley, chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, read. "Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events and the citizens of the Augusta community led us to this decision. We hope this postponement puts us in the best position to safely host the Masters Tournament and our amateur events at some later date."