Rain is anticipated all through the event at Augusta Nationwide, with chilly and windy situations over the weekend; menace of thunderstorms additionally within the forecast forward of The Masters, which has not gone to a Monday end since 1983
By Ali Stafford at Augusta Nationwide
Final Up to date: 05/04/23 7:45pm
The foremost season lastly will get underneath manner this week at The Masters, the place uncertainty stays round how a lot the climate may affect the event at Augusta Nationwide.
Rain has been skilled in over half of the earlier 86 editions of the occasion, whereas opposed climate has compelled at the least one suspension in play over every of the previous 4 years.
Scorching and dry situations welcomed the sector for Wednesday’s remaining apply spherical and the standard par-three contest, following a foggy begin to the day, though situations are scheduled to worsen in the course of the event itself.
One other humid day is anticipated on Thursday, the place there’s an out of doors probability of a thunderstorm later within the afternoon, whereas moist and windy situations are anticipated for the remainder of the week and set so as to add to the problem.
Rain is probably going on Friday and thunderstorms are attainable in the course of the second spherical, with temperatures falling within the afternoon and winds anticipated to achieve 20-25 miles per hour.
A chilly, cloudy and windy day on Saturday will see as a lot as 1.5 inches of rain and temperatures wrestle to get into double figures, rising the potential of climate delays, whereas situations are anticipated to stay chilly and breezy for Sunday.
The restricted 88-man subject provides loads of scope to get the event again on schedule, ought to there be any important stoppages in play, though the questionable forecast over the approaching days does carry the potential of a uncommon Monday end into consideration.
This 12 months’s contest marks the fortieth anniversary of when The Masters was final dragged right into a fifth day, the place Seve Ballesteros gained the Inexperienced Jacket for the second time and claimed the third of 5 main titles.
Will gamers wrestle within the situations?
Chilly and moist situations is not going to go well with the battered physique of five-time main champion Tiger Woods, who makes simply his second begin since lacking the reduce at The Open final July.
The Masters – Stay
April 6, 2023, 2:00pm
“Yeah, I’ve seen it,” Woods responded with a rueful smile when requested in regards to the forecast.
Augusta Nationwide has been elevated to a file size forward of this 12 months’s contest, with the par-five thirteenth prolonged by 35 yards, whereas heavy rain is just to make issues more durable for these within the subject.
Six-time main champion Phil Mickelson stated: “I really assume with just a little little bit of climate, just a little little bit of moisture, it [Augusta] goes to play lengthy and tough. It performs so totally different when it is moist.
US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick added: “I believe the situation of the golf course drastically modifications however I think about the SubAir can be on to attempt to maintain it as agency as attainable. Relying on how a lot rain there’s, it is clearly at all times tough.”
The Masters – Stay
April 6, 2023, 7:30pm
When is The Masters on Sky Sports activities?
Wall-to-wall protection from the event begins at 2pm over the primary two rounds, with Featured Group motion and common updates from across the course obtainable to take pleasure in on Sky Sports activities Golf till the worldwide broadcast window begins at 8pm on Thursday and Friday.
There can be a lot of additional motion all through all 4 days through the purple button on Sky Sports activities Golf, together with Sky Q and Sky Glass, offering loads of bonus feeds and permitting you to comply with gamers’ progress via varied elements of Augusta’s well-known format.
The infamous Amen Nook stream will even be obtainable for all 4 rounds and focuses on the well-known three-hole stretch from the eleventh, with that protection additionally reside – free of charge – on the Sky Sports activities Golf YouTube channel and Sky Sports activities App.
The identical further feeds and protection can be obtainable from 3pm over the weekend through the purple button, with Sky Sports activities Golf exhibiting build-up content material and occasional reside updates from the course till full protection can start on Saturday from 8pm and Sunday from 7pm.
Who will win the Inexperienced Jacket? Watch The Masters all through the week reside on Sky Sports activities Golf! Stay protection of the opening spherical begins on Thursday from 2pm on Sky Sports activities Golf.