An unusual site as Monday of Masters week kicks off - fall foliage. The azaleas are out of bloom, but the beautiful fall leaves seem to be stepping up in their place on Amen Corner during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 09, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia.

What an unusual year 2020 has been. We’ve seen virtually every element of our lives changed in some way, and the Masters experience here in Augusta is no different. But no matter all the changes and adjustments, there’s still something magical about Monday at the Masters.

It’s hard to know what to expect from Augusta National Golf Club this week. There are no fans allowed on the grounds. Even the media presence will be minimal. A tropical storm is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico that looks like it may impact at least Wednesday’s conditions. That’s certainly never happened during a Masters week.

But as The Masters folks unveiled in their kickoff tweet for the week, somebody’s life will still change this week. It may not be in front of any fans, but it won’t change the magic of the moment.

We’re excited for this most unusual Masters week, and we hope you’ll stick with us all week as we get ready for Masters 2020. Complete coverage available here. And make sure to check out the early photos below. We’ll have more throughout the day.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.