Ricky Fowler believes it was the right decision to postpone the Masters due to the coronavirus crisis.
This year will be the first time since the Second World War that the tournament has seen its scheduling affected as sport all over the world has essentially shut down in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
The decision has found backing from Fowler, who says there are far greater things at stake.
“To me it almost seemed like it was just inevitable as far as where things were heading across our country in sports and through different organisations and things like that,” Fowler said.
“You know, I stick by the PGA Tour and Jay Monahan and everyone’s decision to obviously move forward with what everyone else is doing, as well.
“And the Masters being postponed, it’s all about the safety and wellness of our country and all the people.
“I mean, it’s just golf. It’s just a game that we get to play, which is pretty special.
“But outside of golf and sports and stuff like that, life is a lot bigger than sports and golf.
“So to have some tournaments cancelled or postponed, it is what it is.”
Despite a widespread reshuffling of the golf year, and the cancellation of The Open, the 2020 Ryder Cup is still scheduled to take place in Wisconsin.
The R&A, which oversees The Open, confirmed after weeks of speculation that it would not be possible to hold the world’s oldest major.
The PGA Championship, the US Open and the Masters have all been rescheduled while Yorkshire have placed their players and cricket staff on furlough.
The Open was due to have taken place at Royal St George’s from July 12-19.
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