Augusta National is donating US$2 million to help fight the coronavirus which has already forced the postponement of the Masters.
The club, the only permanent home for one of golf's four majors, said US$1 million would go to Augusta University to help expand coronavirus testing, while another US$1 million would go to the Central Savannah River Area's recently-launched COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
"It is our hope these gifts will help address the many challenges brought about by the coronavirus throughout the city of Augusta and the greater region," Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said in a new release.
“It is our hope these gifts will help address the many challenges brought about by the coronavirus …” – Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley
"We believe Augusta National has an important responsibility to support and protect the community who has so generously and consistently supported us for many years."
Augusta National was scheduled to host the world's best golfers in the year's first major from April 9 but earlier this month postponed the event until "some later date" because of concerns about the coronavirus.