«Delay due to bad weather in the start of the 2024 Masters generates expectation among golf fans.»

Delayed Start Due to Inclement Weather Adds Anticipation to 2024 Masters

Introduction: Golf fans eagerly awaiting the start of the 2024 Masters will have to wait a bit longer to witness the action. Thursday morning saw the first-round Masters tee times delayed due to unfavorable weather conditions.

Weather Forecast: The forecast for Thursday’s opening round never looked promising as Masters week approached. Many anticipated thunderstorms sweeping through Augusta National and causing a delayed start, and their predictions were accurate.

Delay due to bad weather in the start of the 2024 Masters generates expectation among golf fans

Delay Announcement: Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. ET, Augusta National first announced they were closely monitoring the weather, and gate openings and tee times were delayed «until further notice.» They specified that the opening round would not commence before 9 a.m. ET. With the first grouping initially scheduled to tee off at 8 a.m. ET, this meant at least a one-hour delay to start the round.

Updated Start Time: Tournament officials provided another update just before 8 a.m. ET Thursday morning, confirming the first round would finally commence at 10:30 a.m. ET, with the Honorary Starters teeing off at 10:10 a.m. ET. The featured grouping of Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, and Xander Schauffele would now tee off at 1:12 p.m. ET. Tiger Woods’ new tee time is 3:54 p.m. ET.

Revised Tee Times: You can view the complete updated Masters tee times for Thursday’s first round below.

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Conclusion: The delay caused by inclement weather has only heightened anticipation and excitement among golf fans, who are now eagerly anticipating watching their favorite players in action at Augusta National Golf Club.



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