2023 Masters Weather Report: Rain in Forecast at Augusta
Augusta National/Getty. Pictured: Tony Finau.
The first major of 2023 has arrived, as the Masters is just days away.
However, Augusta, Ga., may not be the most welcoming for golfers and patrons, thanks to a rainy forecast.
Beginning on Thursday during the first round of the Masters, thunderstorms are forecasted for the afternoon and into the night. On Friday, a hefty dose of rain is expected to come as well, lasting the entire day.
Of course, suspensions of the tournament will only come if the course becomes unsafe or unplayable, but this isn’t just a light sprinkle that is being projected.
Conditions are forecasted to be the same on Saturday, before the rain slightly moves out of the picture on Sunday, drifting into “light showers.”
It isn’t expected to be particularly warm in Augusta, either — outside of Thursday, which has a projected high of 87 degrees — with highs moving to 55 and 65 for the weekend.
The last Masters event that had a Monday finish was in 1983, but perhaps the chance of that occurring is as good in 2023 as it has been in any recent year.
In that event, legendary golfer Seve Ballesteros took home his second Green Jacket, beating the field by four strokes with a -8 score.
Back then, Ballesteros took home $90,000 for winning the coveted event. This year’s winner will make a whopping $2.7 million.
That Green Jacket may have an extra purpose this year as well.
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