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The Masters Announces Huge Change For Sunday's Round

Scoreboard at the Masters.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Brooks Koepka of the United States plays his shot from the third tee during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The Masters has announced a major change to Sunday's round with bad weather expected to hit Augusta, Georgia.

Typically, the leaders at The Masters on Sunday don't tee off until after 2 p.m. E.T. That will not be the case this year, though.

The Masters has announced that due to incoming weather, the leaders will tee off shortly after 9 a.m. E.T.

Here's the full release:

Given the possibility of severe weather Sunday afternoon, groupings and tee times for the final round will be adjusted.

Players will be grouped in threesomes with tee times scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees. The leaders will tee off at 9:20 a.m.

Gates are scheduled to open at 7:15 a.m.

CBS will broadcast the final round live, beginning at 9 a.m.

“The safety of everyone on our grounds is paramount,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. “We also believe the earlier start will give us the best opportunity to complete the Masters on Sunday. This decision should benefit everyone – the players, our patrons and our fans watching around the world. Given the competitiveness and drama of this year’s Tournament, we look forward to an exciting conclusion tomorrow.”

The Masters are currently led by Tony Finau, who's -11 for the tournament. Tiger Woods is among the players tied for second at -9.