The Masters Tournament postponed to later date

The first major on the PGA Tour calendar and one of the sport’s most iconic, The Masters Tournament, has been postponed.

Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, made the announcement in a statement Friday morning.

“Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events and the citizens of the Augusta community led us to this decision,” Ridley said. “We hope this postponement puts us in the best position to safely host the Masters Tournament and our amateur events at some later date.”

Scheduled to begin in 27 days — April 9 — at Augusta National with Tiger Woods defending his green jacket, the tournament was not canceled and is expected to be played at a later date.

All PGA events through the weekend of that event have now been canceled or postponed.

The Players Championship was called off after the first round on Thursday, shifting away from the PGA’s initial plan to play the next three events without fans in the gallery.

Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, the WGC-Dell Technologies Championship in Austin, Texas, and the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.

–Field Level Media