College GameDay is coming to Augusta National.
ESPN’s College football pregame traveling road show is still going from campus to campus in 2020, despite being held without fanfare inside of stadiums. The unusual nature of the COVID-19 plagued season has forced many sporting events to adjust. Moved from the spring until November, The Masters’s postponement offers GameDay an opportunity to do something a little different.
Fred Ridley, Chairmen of Augusta National, announced that Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and Desmond Howard will be overlooking the ninth green of the Par 3 course before CBS begins their broadcast of the third round on Nov. 14.
“Given the circumstances brought about by the pandemic, the delivery of quality content is as important as ever to the storytelling of the Masters Tournament,” said Ridley. “While we will dearly miss our patrons at Augusta National this fall, we are excited to showcase what promises to be a truly memorable Masters in a variety of ways for viewers around the world.”
Does this mean instead of a mascot head, Lee Corso will put on a red polo to make his pick?
P.S. Shout out to Adam Luckett for predicting this would happen in August. It’s a shame we couldn’t get something similar to happen from the infield of Churchill Downs before the Kentucky Derby.