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Golf Fans Take Note, Your Masters Sunday Plans Could Be In Shite

Golf Fans Take Note, Your Masters Sunday Plans Could Be In Shite

If you had big plans to do a small amount, other than slouch on a coach and enjoy the final round of The Masters, on Sunday evening, then we have news for you that has the potential to shatter your weekend.

It's looking increasingly likely that organisers of the year's first major will be forced to make a call on tomorrow's play, with some tasty looking storms set to rock Augusta on Sunday afternoon.

The play was briefly suspended yesterday for a brief period as inclement weather, including thunder and lightning, threatened the Georgia course, but had no real effect on the overall running of Round 2's play.

However, tomorrow looks to be a touch more concerning.

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It's worth noting that The Masters is golf's only major tournament that is conducted by a private club. The US Open, the PGA and The Open Championship are maintained by the national organisations - namely the PGA and the R&A.

Should forecasts play out, then the Augusta National decision-makers will have a few options in their arsenal in terms of getting the Final Round finished and slipping the green jacket onto the latest incumbent.

The standard practice would be to vouch for a Monday finish. The last time a Monday finish occurred was some 36 years when Seve Ballesteros picked up the second of his two Masters titles in 1983.

Other options include trying to get things over and done with early doors on Sunday, which may see the traditional Final Round tee times altered to ensure that all remaining players are back safely in the clubhouse before the worst of the weather kicks in.

As well as play being suspended yesterday, Tuesday's practice session was also disrupted by storms. Weather in the locality on the run-up to this year's event has also been very dicey.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news lads.

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Aaron Strain

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