Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor and Mike Weir are the Canadians at Augusta National for this week’s Masters … The early weather report for the Masters show temperatures in the mid to high 20s, except for Saturday with its high of 23 C. Thunderstorms/showers are possible all four days … Augusta announced a change to the cut on Monday …
Beginning with the 2020 Masters Tournament, the low 50 players and ties will qualify for the final 36 holes. This is the first change to the cut since 2013.
— The Masters (@TheMasters) November 9, 2020
After his T7 finish in Houston on Sunday, Mackenzie Hughes moved from 53rd to 48th in the world rankings. He’s top Canadian by 20 places … Remi Bouchard is joining Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac as head professional. Bouchard spent the past five years at Club de Golf Pinegrove in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. … With PGA Tour Champions, the Symetra Tour and Korn Ferry Tour schedules now concluded, the LPGA Tour resumes next week at the Pelcan Women’s Championship in Belleair, Fla. It’s the first of four remaining tournaments on that tour, which will finish with the U.S. Women’s Open, Dec.10-13, and the CME Group Tour Championship, Dec.17-20 … Last week’s GNN Poll asked readers how they would describe the number of rounds put through in October at the golf operations where they work, compared to the same month in previous years. The majority, or 79 per cent, of respondents said their October rounds were the most they’ve ever seen, with 18 per cent saying rounds were about the same as in previous Octobers and three per cent saying their rounds were lower than usual … This week’s poll asks readers what their interest level is in this year’s Masters in November, compared to it being played in April in other years. As of this writing, 47 said the same as usual, 40 per cent said less than usual and 13 per cent said higher than usual. If you haven’t already done so, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.