The final round of The Masters at Augusta National is underway much earlier than normal this morning.
The Masters has moved up the final round of the major tournament due to poor weather that’s expected to hit Augusta, Georgia later today.
Here’s the latest on the status of the incoming weather.
Weather.com is projecting the storms to hit Augusta National at roughly 3 p.m. E.T. There is a 95 percent chance of “heavy thunderstorms” beginning at that hour.
The leaders at The Masters teed off at 9:20 a.m. E.T., however everyone is playing in groups of three, so the round will take a little longer than normal.
“The safety of everyone on our grounds is paramount,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, prior to Sunday. “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.”
The Masters should be able to finish everything before the storms hit, but if they come sooner than expected, or there’s a delay sometime this morning, things could get dicey.
The final round of the tournament is on CBS.