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.”
The United States captain believes the competition relies on energy from the crowd.
Scotland’s Connor Syme and Englishman Matthew Jordan were also part of the successful quintet.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.