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The Masters and other major golf
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/13/2020 10:28:54 AM

The 2020 Masters golf tournament has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Augusta National Golf Club chairman Fred Ridley announced on Friday. “Considering the latest information and expert analysis, we have decided at this time to postpone the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals,” Ridley said in a statement. The announcement of suspending the PGA Tour’s first major event is the latest blow to the sports world that suffered massive suspensions and cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. pro sports leagues from the National Basketball Association to Major League

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano 3/13/2020 10:31:02 AM (No. 345029)
OK, now I'm really PO'ed.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: BevNJ 3/13/2020 10:58:55 AM (No. 345070)
The perfect sport for social distancing. Make the players choose their own clubs and read their own putts and they never will be within six feet of another human the whole round. (The Masters could even dub in polite claps and oohs as they do fake bird sounds). Imagine the money that could be made as the only sporting event on TV. I suspect there’s an agenda at play: help tank the economy and dispirit the people because . . . Orange Man Bad.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 3/13/2020 11:06:17 AM (No. 345080)
Now this really has morphed into a disaster of epic proportions. Average age of deceased: 80ish; percentage of fatalities among those infected: slightly over 1%. Percentage infected standing outside watching a golf match: I'll go out on a limb here and say 0%. Viruses hate fresh air and even worse, ultraviolet light. We have become a nation of little old ladies.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 3/13/2020 11:13:16 AM (No. 345092)
This Corona Virus is the worst catastrophe ever! Far worse than the Bubonic Plague.Worse even than the extinction of the dinosaurs! (No hyperbole). There is no escape! No hope! We are all doomed! DOOMED... You MUST vote for a DemocRAT to save the planet! To save your children!!!! Think of the children!! (Not those aborted thingy's)
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/13/2020 11:28:15 AM (No. 345121)
They could play in the usual isolation that Augusta National offers...CBS could still broadcast, show the beautiful grounds and play the soft tinkly music. The organizing committee really screwed-up on this one - keeping the barbarian masses outside the gates while CBS pays their fees.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander 3/13/2020 11:35:44 AM (No. 345136)
The Masters was cancelled during WWII. Now, it's postponed because of media frenzy!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hazymac 3/13/2020 11:54:25 AM (No. 345172)
What most golf fans don't know is that Augusta National Golf Club is a winter course, meaning that it's open from about October to early May. Then it closes until mid-autumn. If the tournament cannot be held before May, there won't be a Masters in 2020. Could there be a late fall or early winter Masters? Doubtful. No Green Jacket this year. My favorite tournament gone. As Oilcan Harry (a Might Mouse nemesis) used to say, "Curses." What a shame. I think the world is wussing out, succumbing to fear. Thanks to our wonderful news media, a panic has been instituted and people are behaving irrationally. COVID-19 might turn out to have been a relatively minor outbreak of ordinary flu compared with much deadlier diseases like SARS, which first appeared in China in 2002. It infects only about 1,000 a year but kills about one-third of those infected. Coronavirus (rarely) can lead to SARS.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 3/13/2020 11:56:50 AM (No. 345176)
This is the new virtue signaling.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JHHolliday 3/13/2020 12:47:10 PM (No. 345238)
I have never seen a more over-hyped "crisis" in my life and I am old. I went to Kroger today to pick up something for supper and saw people filling two buggies and the shelves were half empty. I saw one woman with a cart piled to the top and three cases of Cokes. Maybe she thought Coca-Cola was going to stop production. This is our media at work....desperate for clicks and ad revenue and looking for something, anything to harm Trump's reelection chances. I told my wife that we are in more danger of being run over by a driver racing to find a store with toilet paper than by this virus.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man 3/13/2020 12:52:03 PM (No. 345246)
All in an effort to make Trump look bad.
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