Masters Day One Delayed Due to Thunderstorms

The first swings will now take place at 1pm, rather than 8am UK time.

Masters Day One Delayed Due to Thunderstorms
Masters Day One Delayed Due to Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms at Augusta National have led to a delay in the commencement of the Masters' opening round on Thursday.

The first swings, originally scheduled for 08:00 local time (13:00 UK Time), have been postponed due to intense rain and winds reaching 40-45mph.

The tournament is now expected to kick off at 10:30 (15:30 UK Time) following the honorary tee shots by legendary champions Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tom Watson. 

Masters Day One Delayed Due to Thunderstorms

The weather outlook for Friday through Sunday appears more favourable. American golfer Luke List, who was set to tee off at 08:36 (13:36 UK Time) and was informed of the possible delay on Wednesday, remarked on the uncontrollable nature of the weather and its potential impact. 

Sergio Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, anticipated that the harsh weather conditions would greatly challenge the players' precision on the course. 

"On a course like this, where you have to be so precise in every single shot that you hit, when you play with that amount of wind, it becomes very, very challenging," he commented.

For the The Masters 2024, we are backing Xander Schauffele, who can be backed at 14/1 with Betway.

Scottie Scheffler4/1
Rory McIlroy10/1
Jon Rahm11/1
Xander Schauffele14/1
Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth18/1
Joaquin Niemann22/1
Ludvig Aberg25/1
Wyndham Clark, Will Zalatoris28/1
Bryson DeChambeau, Viktor Hovland30/1
Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Shane Lowry, Tony Finau33/1
Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith, Justin Thomas35/1
Tommy Fleetwood, Sahith Theegala, Cameron Young40/1
Collin Morikawa45/1
Sam Burns, Brian Harman, Max Homa, Si Woo Kim, Russell Henley55/1
Jason Day60/1
Akshay Bhatia, Corey Conners, Tyrrell Hatton, Min Woo Lee, Patrick Reid, Adam Scott66/1
Denny McCarthy80/1
Sergio Garcia, Sungjae Im90/1
Byeong Hun An, Rickie Fowler, Tom Kim, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods100/1
Harris English, Nicolai Hojgaard, Chris Kirk, Kurt Kitayama, Adrian Meronk, Phil Mickelson, Thorbjorn Olesen, Sepp Straka, Nick Taylor, Erik Van Rooyen, Bubba Watson150/1
Keegan Bradley, Stephan Jaeger175/1

Last year's tournament also experienced disruptions due to weather, with play being halted on Friday when three pine trees fell near the 17th tee, leading to a condensed schedule for several players on the final day.

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