Golf-Masters start delayed amid Augusta storms

By Thomson Reuters Apr 11, 2024 | 4:48 AM

(Reuters) – The start of the Masters has been delayed by at least one hour, the Augusta National Golf Club said on Thursday, with a forecast of showers and a thunderstorm predicted in the morning.

The opening round of the 88th edition of the Masters was scheduled to get under way at 8 a.m. local time (1200 GMT).

“We continue to monitor the weather closely. Gate openings and tee times have been delayed until further notice. The first round will not begin before 9 a.m.,” Augusta National said in a statement.

On Wednesday, officials said they would delay all gate openings in the morning.

Spaniard Jon Rahm is the defending champion.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)