Poor weather en route to Augusta National

Keegan Bradley kisses the Byron Nelson Championship trophy after winning the golf tournament in Irving, Texas, Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Poor weather en route to Augusta National


Poor weather en route to Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Don’t the weather gods know that this is Masters week?

While the inaugural Drive, Chip & Putt Championship doesn’t seem to be in harm’s way Sunday, it looks as though Augusta National is going to get a heavy dose of water late Sunday and throughout Monday.

Weather.com is calling for a 100 percent chance of precipitation Monday, with afternoon thunderstorms likely to send patrons scattering. Weather hasn’t been the best of friends to Augusta, as some nasty conditions during the winter knocked out the famed Eisenhower Tree on the par-4 17th.

After Monday, it looks as though the golf gods will win out – there is only a 20 percent chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday, with Thursday’s first round calling for sunny skies and a high of 76.



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