Will it rain during practice rounds at the Masters?
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Golfers and patrons could encounter heavy rain and more Tuesday during practice rounds for the 86th Masters Tournament. The Weather Channel forecasts a 100 percent chance of rain — strong thunderstorms and nearly an inch of rainfall — with, “damaging winds, large hail and possibly a tornado.”
Why is the masters always delayed by the weather?
For all of its natural beauty, the Masters Tournament is often plagued by weather that’s downright ugly. Look back at tournament history and you’ll see a pattern of weather delays.
Why was the first round of the Masters 86 Delayed?
The start of play in the first round of the 86th Masters was delayed due to bad weather on Thursday. Thunderstorms which forced Wednesday’s par-three contest to be abandoned continued through the evening and overnight in Augusta.
Why is the PGA Championship always delayed by weather?
Blame the tournament’s traditional early spring starting time for the inconsistent weather. In the tournament’s early days, it was held in late March. It’s little wonder that weather brought havoc, causing delays in three of the first six events. In 1936, heavy rain forced eventual winner Horton Smith to play 36 holes on the final day.