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GOLF followers could have one eye on the sky this week when Augusta hosts the primary ever Autumn Masters.
The climate forecast in Georgia will threatens to dampen one of many greatest sporting occasions of the 12 months.
Climate is anticipated to play a component at Augusta this weekCredit score: EPA
However what occurs if rain or storms intervene? This is all it’s good to know.
What occurs whether it is rained off?
If play on day one continues to be affected by rain, organisers will look to make up time on Friday earlier than spherical two will get underway.
However they’re hampered this 12 months by the solar setting round 6pm native time in Georgia right now of 12 months.
The excellent news is that the Masters will end in some unspecified time in the future, at any time when that could be.
Augusta officers will attempt to finish the event on time however will not hesitate to take the event into Monday or Tuesday if wanted.
Has this occurred earlier than?
Sure, in 2003 rain pressured the opening day to be deserted and spherical one started on Friday as a substitute.
The second spherical was accomplished by Saturday morning and the event schedule was again on observe to complete on Sunday – gained by Mike Weir.
Simply final 12 months, the ultimate spherical was moved ahead due to a menace of storms within the late afternoon.
That meant Tiger Woods gained his fifth Inexperienced Jacket simply gone lunchtime in the US.
When is the Masters?
The Masters was start on Thursday with the primary tee off at noon UK time – 7am native time in Georgia. However the day has been stopped due to the inclement climate.
Play is scheduled to complete by 10pm UK time – 5pm native – on the primary three days with daylight operating out after 5.30pm.
Sunday’s closing spherical will begin even earlier with the leaders teeing off round 3pm UK time – 10am native.
This is because of American broadcasters wanting the event to complete by 3pm in the US earlier than their NFL video games within the afternoon.
What are the first spherical tee occasions?
Reigning champion Tiger Woods is off at 12.55pm UK time on Thursday alongside Shane Lowry and Andy Ogletree.
The decide of the primary spherical teams sees Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay get underway at 5pm GMT.
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