Masters Par 3 Contest wiped out due to storms

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Masters Par 3 Contest wiped out due to storms

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Masters Par 3 Contest wiped out due to storms

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Play was suspended Wednesday afternoon at Augusta National Golf Club due to a severe weather forecast. The Masters Par 3 Contest began at 12:30 p.m. amid scattered rain but was stopped less than an hour later.

All fans were instructed to leave the course, which will be closed for the remainder of the day. Augusta National also suspended play and closed the course Monday afternoon due to storms.

“The safety of everyone on our grounds was the determining factor in the decision to close the course and cancel the Par 3 Contest,” Augusta National Golf Club chairman Billy Payne said. “We share in the disappointment of our patrons, but the safety of everyone on our grounds is always our primary concern.”

The whole thing is a real bummer for the kids who planned on walking with their parents, the wives and girlfriends who planned on caddying, and especially for Wednesday ticket holders who saw their Masters experience cut short.

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