Paul Casey matched his lowest score at the Masters with a 7-under 65, giving him a two-shot lead among half the field fortunate to play in perfect scoring conditions.
There is very little normal about the 84th Masters, starting with the opening tee shots from both the first and the 10th tees. That has never happened on a Thursday morning.
Masters 2020: Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth practice in front of empty grandstands
The grandstands are gone. The ropes are missing, replaced by painted lines — dark green, of course — around the tee boxes and greens and marking spots along the fairway to show the few people allowed at the Masters where they can stand.
Garcia becomes the second player to withdraw from the Masters after a COVID-19 positive after Chile's Joaquin Niemann.
For many of the world's best golfers, those are memories of ground-shaking, nerve-jangling moments of spectator ecstacy.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Open Championship cancelled, Masters moves to November slot due to the pandemic
This is the first time since the second World War that golf’s original Open Championship, first played in 1860, has been cancelled.
Tiger Woods said on Tuesday that he will prepare for this year’s Masters in much the same way as in 2019 when he ended an 11-year wait for a major title with a remarkable triumph at Augusta National