Augusta to host College GameDay before 3rd round of Masters
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Augusta National will host ESPN's College GameDay prior to the third round of the Masters, chairman of Augusta Fred Ridley announced on Tuesday.

"When exploring ways to showcase a fall Masters, we were drawn to the concept of hosting College GameDay at Augusta National to introduce the Tournament to a new audience and provide even more anticipation and excitement to the event," Ridley said.

The Nov. 14 broadcast, which Ridley referred to as a "first-of-its-kind opportunity," will take place from 9 a.m. ET to noon before third-round coverage begins on CBS. The GameDay studio will be set up overlooking Ike's Pond and the ninth green of the par 3 course at Augusta.

The news already has golf fans excited for Lee Corso's pick to win the Masters:

Ridley also made a slew of other announcements, including the cancelation of the annual par-3 contest, split tee times for Round 1 and 2 due to a lack of daylight, and an earlier final-round broadcast window - from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - to reduce the overlap with Sunday's NFL slate.

The rescheduled 2020 Masters runs from Nov. 12-15, where Tiger Woods will attempt to defend his green jacket.

Augusta to host College GameDay before 3rd round of Masters
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