Contrasts
November 12, 2020

Masters 2020: These images show the stark difference between an April and November Masters

Thousands of words have already been devoted to the differences between the Masters we have come to know in April and the tournament being competed this week.

We know to expect no roars. We know sight lines are different without patrons lining fairways and greens. The course is softer, the rough higher.

But perhaps the most striking difference at Augusta National is that a course renowned for its explosions of color across the property now features more muted earth tones—purple, white and pink giving way to orange, yellow and brown.

To say it’s better or worse is like trying to rank pimento cheese versus egg salad. But it is different, significantly so in some spots, and to underscore the distinction, we’ve surfaced photos of certain angles taken by Golf Digest photographers in April 2019 and compared them to images of the same angles this week.

Here are some of the most striking:

Behind the 10th green

Masters 2019

J.D. Cuban

Ben Walton

The 11th fairway

Masters 2019

Christian Iooss

JD Cuban

The 12th tee

Masters 2019

Christian Iooss

Ben Walton

The 13th fairway

Masters 2019

J.D. Cuban

Ben Walton

Into the 13th green

Masters 2019

J.D. Cuban

JD Cuban

The 16th green

Masters 2019

Christian Iooss

JD Cuban

Outside the clubhouse

Masters 2019

Christian Iooss

Ben Walton

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