AUGUSTA, Ga. — On an otherwise dark, damp Wednesday at Augusta National Golf Club, there was a bright side for Masters officials: The forecast offers wind on Thursday and Friday, but little in the way of wet weather for the remainder of the week
That wasn’t much solace, though, for the players and fans looking forward to the annual Par 3 Contest only to see it washed out. While play belated began at 12:30 p.m., roughly an hour later the event was called off as swift moving storms approached.
Not since 1998 has rain kept the event from being completed entirely. That year, several players completed their rounds, and the club awarded the winner’s trophy to Sandy Lyle.