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2020 Masters: Play resumes after nearly 3-hour weather delay at Augusta National

Jack Nicklaus ceremonial tee shot to start 2020 Masters
Jack Nicklaus hits a ceremonial opening tee shot shortly after daybreak Thursday to signal the start of the 84th Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. About 30 minutes later, storms suspended the 1st round with only 9 players on the course.

After a 2-hour, 45-minute suspension because of thunderstorms, the 1st round of the 84th Masters resumes at 10:20 a.m. EST

Play resumed at 10:20 a.m. EST Thursday after a nearly three-hour delay in the first round of the Masters Tournament.

A heavy line of thunderstorms rolled into east-central Georgia early Thursday, suspending the first round. After a delay of 2 hours and 45 minutes, play resumed.

For a tournament delayed by seven months because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the suspension proved to be yet another setback in a golf season unlike any other. Only a few of the early groups had started play as the Masters opted to use both tees for the 92-man field because of shorter daylight hours in the fall.  

Tiger Woods was headed to the 10th tee to begin his round at 7:55 a.m. EST when the horn sounded at 7:35 to suspend play.

The forecast for Augusta calls for inclement weather Thursday before conditions are expected to improve for the final three rounds.

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