2020 has been nothing short of weirdness and craziness and honestly, at this point in the year, nothing should come as a surprise. The Augusta National is getting ready for the upcoming November Masters and let's just say, you should NOT freak out by the way it looks right now...
It’s easy to panic when you see the colors. Brown. Tan. Pea-green.
In fact, it feels too 2020.
A recent aerial photo of Augusta National Golf Club makes it easy to get nervous when you start thinking about the first-ever November Masters, and how it’s just a handful of weeks away. The 84th edition of the grand tournament, which was supposed to be played in its traditional April slot, was re-scheduled for Nov. 9-15.
But the shot, which made the rounds on social media, is simply the famous golf course’s traditional September look. It’s unnerving, for certain, but not out of the ordinary.
Overseeding is set to begin soon, if it hasn’t already. The grasses take less than a week to surface after the original seed is spread.
As you might expect, summers are steamy in Augusta, with a humid subtropical climate taking its toll on the famed golf course. Although the Bermuda grass can handle the heat, it starts to turn brown in the fall when cooler temperatures set in. For example, low temperatures are expected to get down into the 40s by week’s end.
Around this time each year, Augusta National crews start to put down a rye grass, which returns the course to green — even if it’s not as lavish as in spring. The course is typically closed from May until October while this process plays out.
SEE PHOTO BELOW... No, don't panic! It will be the beautiful green by November!
PHOTO CRED: EUREKA EARTH