It’s going to be a sad April without The Masters.
Augusta National didn’t cancel the event, it is now in the “postponed” category with hints of a possible fall major in Augusta, Ga.
Perhaps some of the lodging sites in Augusta are anticipating that, perhaps someone has heard something that no one else has.
Right now a room at The Residence Inn in Augusta will run you around $139 a night. The rate for the same room in October is $999. You can stay at the Ecco Suites for thrifty $79 these days. October? How about $650?
The Knights Inn is $49, typically. October? How about $449?
The SpringHill Suites run around $103. Next October? How about $895?
Not sure what’s so great about Augusta in October except for the fact that Augusta National re-opens its grounds to its membership after the summer hiatus.
As for the possibility of an October championship, well, Rory McIlroy is all for it.
“A Masters in the fall, October time, I think it would be pretty cool. It would be a very different look than what you usually see at Augusta. I think it’s definitely a possibility if they want to get the 2020 Masters in,” McIlroy said recently. “I think that could definitely be a possibility. I’m sure they can make it happen if they want it to happen.”