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Masters announce gate openings on Thursday will be delayed due to weather

Brian Jones Profile Picby:Brian Jones04/10/24


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The Masters will deal with a weather delay at the start of the tournament. On Wednesday night, the official X account of the Masters announced that all gate openings will be delayed on Thursday morning due to inclement weather.

The statement says, “Due to forecasted weather on Thursday, we have decided to delay all gate openings in the morning. All Masters free parking will be closed until further notice while gate openings are delayed. Further updates will be shared no later than 5 a.m. via Masters.com and social channels.”

The announcement comes shortly after the Masters hosted the Par 3 Contest at Augusta National. The event returned after a three-year absence, and Rickie Fowler came out on top.

“This is a place you don’t want to miss,” Fowler said, per ESPN. “Sitting on the couch, it’s one of the few events that you would watch as a fan and professional golfer, but it’s a lot better when you’re a part of it.”

The Masters is arguably the biggest golf tournament of the year. Jon Rahm is the defending champion and knows repeating will be very difficult.

“It’s so hard to put that experience into words,” Rahm said to CBS Sports. “I had heard from a few other players, a few Masters champions and a few that have won other majors rather than the Masters, that they said there’s something different, something special when you win one. I can confirm it’s absolutely true. That the jump from no majors to U.S. Open was smaller from than what it was from the U.S. Open to the Masters. It is the biggest tournament in the world, with no offense to anything else, but it’s probably the most followed one by people that don’t even play golf.”

Can Tiger Woods win another Masters?

Once the tournament begins, all eyes will be on Tiger Woods. The five-time winner of the Masters withdrew from the tournament last year due to an injury. And despite not winning a major since getting his fifth green jacket in 2019, Woods is confident he can get a win this weekend.

‘If everything comes together… I think I can get one more (green jacket),” Woods said.

Woods also talked about his passion for playing the Masters. This tournament has meant so much to me in my life and my family,” he said. “I think I’ve been playing here for 29 years. It was the ultimate to stay in the crow’s nest. …To have won here as my first major as a pro, hugging my dad as you saw and then full circle in [2019] and hug my son. It has meant a lot to my family and has meant a lot to me. I always want to keep playing this.”