How will bad weather affect play at Masters?

Sergio Garcia tips his hat while leaving the 18th green as some ominous clouds gather overhead on...

Sergio Garcia tips his hat while leaving the 18th green as some ominous clouds gather overhead on Thursday. (Reuters)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

With so many azaleas as window dressing at Augusta National, the weather that’s supposed to hit overnight will be a benefit, but it could make scoring conditions on the golf course they surround even better than the first round, which ended with 32 players under par.

Possibly severe thunderstorms were expected overnight, with more showers Friday morning before it clears.

“The worst thing as a professional golfer is to get mud on your ball after driving it straight down the middle of the fairway. It just feels like the most unfair thing in the world,” said PGA Tour rookie Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont.

We’ll see the results of the weather and how tournament officials plan to deal with it tomorrow, when it will be interesting to see how the tournament changes from one day to the next.


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