Augusta National had to evacuate the Par 3 course twice on Wednesday -- once before the event began – due to inclement weather and wound up closing the course for the remainder of the day less than one hour into the Par 3 Contest, an annual tradition at the Masters.
Only two players, Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, completed the nine-hole Par 3 course before play was suspended, and the course was closed for the day as a second wave of storms in a large cell moving across the southeast United States rolled through.
Mike Weir and Brendan Steele were tied for the lead at the time the contest was ended, both at 3-under par.
Strong thunderstorms are on the forecast through the night but will be gone by Thursday morning, leaving cool and windy conditions (15-25 mph winds) for Round 1. Wind will be a huge factor for the first two days but is expected to die down as temperatures rise heading into a sunny weekend as the field narrows and the race to be the 81st Masters champion heats up.
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