Breathe easy, Masters zealots.
Last week photos circulated online from Eureka Earth showing most of the Augusta National grounds painted in brown.
We will go out on a limb and say that there will be no need for the distinguished members of Augusta National to trade-in their trademark green jackets and pivot to brown ones for the November 2020 Masters🍁⛳️🍁©24SEP2020 David Dobbins/EurekaEarth pic.twitter.com/I6Hm6yKoVo
— Eureka Earth® 🇺🇦 (@EurekaEarthPlus) September 27, 2020
Theoretically the images shouldn’t have been surprising; the grass at the hallowed property is famously scalped in the summer months. But with this year’s Masters Tournament moved to November, the photos of a cocoa-coloured Amen Corner had fans fearing the worst. (In their defence, it’s been that type of year.)
However, with the Masters five weeks out, Eureka Earth posted another round of Augusta National aerials Saturday morning, and the burnt sienna surroundings are no more:
Forty days until the Masters and Augusta National is looking 👌.
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) October 3, 2020
That is the byproduct of ryegrass seeding, and you don’t have to squint too hard to see the sprinklers hard at work. In short, Augusta National is back to looking like Augusta National.
Now, if those trees can just start turning orange …
The 2020 Masters begins November 12. Tiger Woods is the defending champ.