The Masters, one of the most highly anticipated golf tournaments of the year, is set to take place from April 6-9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. However, the weather forecast for the event doesn’t look too promising, with thunderstorms and heavy rain expected to hit the area. This has led some to wonder whether a rare Monday finish could be in store for the tournament.
According to the latest reports, there is a high chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain on Thursday and Friday of the tournament. The weekend also looks to be impacted by storms, which could lead to delays and potentially even a suspension of play. In the past, inclement weather has forced the Masters to extend into Monday, with the last time this happened in 1983 when Seve Ballesteros won his second green jacket.
While a Monday finish would be a rarity, it’s not unheard of in the world of golf. In fact, it has happened in several major tournaments in recent years. The 2019 PGA Championship, for example, was delayed due to inclement weather and ended on a Monday, with Brooks Koepka emerging as the winner. The 2020 U.S. Open was also pushed to a Monday finish due to weather conditions, with Bryson DeChambeau taking home the title.
If the weather does impact the Masters and a Monday finish is necessary, it could have an impact on the players’ performance. Fatigue and disrupted routines could play a role in determining the winner, as golfers will have to adjust to a longer tournament and potentially shorter rest periods.
Despite the possibility of a Monday finish, golf fans around the world are still eagerly anticipating the Masters. With some of the world’s top golfers set to compete, including defending champion Hideki Matsuyama and favorites like Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau, the tournament promises to be an exciting one. Whether the weather plays a factor in the outcome remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: the Masters always delivers on drama and excitement.