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Rained-out Masters patrons to get a chance at tickets next year

Published: Apr. 5, 2022 at 11:59 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2022 at 3:18 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - There was an exodus of patrons from Augusta National Golf Club late Tuesday morning after play was suspended in the Masters practice rounds as a storm bore down on the region.

They streamed out the gates, many likely disappointed to have to leave the grounds of the first full Masters since the start of the pandemic two years ago. The 2020 Masters had no patrons, and last year’s had limited patrons.

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Just before 11 a.m., signs went up stating that play would be suspended within minutes. Augusta National said the gates would remain closed for the rest of the day.

Purchasers of Tuesday practice round tickets will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase the same tickets in 2023. More information will be shared with ticket holders of record in May, according to Augusta National Golf Club.

“The safety of everyone at Augusta National was the determining factor in the decision to suspend Tuesday’s Practice Round and evacuate the grounds,” said Fred S. Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. “We share in the disappointment of our patrons, though we look forward to welcoming them back next year.”

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