Sunshine to Close Out Augusta National, 2014 Masters

By , Senior Meteorologist
April 13, 2014; 4:43 AM ET
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In the wake of over an inch of rain and suspended practice at Augusta National Golf Club, Ga., the weather will stay rain free for the main rounds through Sunday.

More than eight hours of showers and thunderstorms on Monday delivered 1.23 inches of rain to the Augusta, Ga., area. However, the atmosphere may have rained itself out around Augusta through the weekend.

No rain is in the offing for the main rounds through Sunday with warm sunshine. Some would say conditions will be nearly perfect for golf through the period with relatively light winds and low humidity.

Warmer air will continue to build into the region with highs in the lower 80s expected through Sunday.

Players have commented on how the course looks and plays different this year due to less trees.

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Eisenhower Tree Removed After Ice Storm
Expensive Winter for Storm Cleanup

Southern ice storms caused extensive property, tree and landscape damage over the winter, causing headaches for cleanup crews at Augusta and other golf courses in the region.

Augusta National lost a senior member of the club this past winter. The loblolly pine on hole number 17, known as the Eisenhower Tree, was heavily damaged in a February ice storm. The tree had to be removed as a result.

Spectators walk off the course after play was suspended because of severe weather during the first day of practice for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 7, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


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