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Weather already playing a role at the Masters

Rain falls at Augusta National (Photo: Getty Images)
The weather often plays a significant role at the Masters, its early Spring position in the calendar exposing it to the volatility of the changing seasons and, at times, cool, wet and windy conditions.

Today, at the Par 3 Contest, play was abandoned due to both weather and safety concerns and, with only two players completing the contest, no winner was announced for the first time in the event’s history.

The course was evacuated at 1.25pm and play officially called off soon after.

The weather over the next few days is expected to clear in terms of precipitation but cool, windy conditions with gusts of up to 45 k.p.h are expected on the opening two days before more settled and pleasant weather will prevail over the final two days.     

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