AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 2019 Masters is doing what it can to avoid its first Monday goal since Seve Ballesteros wore a green jacket in 1983. To achieve this goal, Augusta National announced that the fourth round will begin at 7:30 am on Sunday at ET, with golfers being picked from both # 1 and # 10. The game is expected to end around 13:30, just before thunderstorms enter the pristine course.
CBS broadcasts the last round live at 9 o'clockStart with the start of the round at 7:30 clock. The leaders – Francesco Molinari, Tiger Woods and Tony Finau – are knocking out at 9:20.[[[[ ]Since everything is balanced out about six hours to avoid thunderstorms late in the late afternoon, which could otherwise postpone the goal until Monday.
At the conclusion of the live coverage, CBS will broadcast an additional presentation of the final round.
"The safety of everyone on our grounds is paramount," said Fred Ridley, chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. "We also believe that the earlier start gives us the best opportunity to complete the Masters on Sunday, a decision that should benefit all stakeholders – the players, our patrons and our fans, all over the world We would like to see the drama of this year's tournament Look forward to an exciting conclusion tomorrow. "
The problem here is the time of the thunderstorms. If they passed on Saturday morning, there would have been enough time to catch up for the rest of the weekend. But when it seems Sunday night, there is a danger that the darkness will overtake the course, which means a Monday closing.
As it stands now, the probability of thunderstorms from 50 o'clock is better than 50-50. on Sunday, that's why they'll try to complete the game before the weather falls.
There are obviously a number of moving parts that could still lead to a Monday shutdown, but the key point remains that Augusta National has taken a bold step to complete the Masters on Sunday.