Seems strange to be thinking about the most memorable moment, when perhaps the biggest memory was not being able to watch all the majors, especially the king of them all, The Open.
The Pandemic played havoc with the golf schedules and with the last major ONLY just completed, the LPGA should be congratulated on managing to finish the US Women’s Open, even if it was played in a very chilly December and behind closed doors.
One memory that perhaps does stick in many memory banks was the state of the greens at this year’s Masters played at August in November.
Jack Nicklaus was quoted as saying this autumn date made the course too easy. The field were able to pepper the greens which were unusually soft. It is convenient practically for the end-of-year Official World Golf Ranking to be used to help fill the field at the next Masters, but it is also a coincidence that it occurs during the holiday season. For all intents and purposes, it is the gift that keeps on giving, even in an unprecedented year like 2020 as the world deals with the impact of a pandemic.
With rare occasion to the contrary, all tours around the world take two weeks off to honour the holidays of Christmas and New Year’s. So, once two tournaments on minor tours concluded this weekend and with no action around the world until January, the last OWGR of the calendar year was determined. Now that it is official, 2021 Masters invitations can be printed.
So, I bet there are a few golfers out there who can breathe a sigh of relief, while others will have to wait another year, or hope that the 2021 Open goes ahead and that they can grab a covets spot at Royal St George.