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The Masters is making a rare Sunday schedule change. New TV time set

Saturday at the 2019 Masters

A look at some of the scenes Saturday during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
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A look at some of the scenes Saturday during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

The Masters is starting early Sunday. Very early. Due to the possibility of severe weather, the players will be grouped in threesomes that will begin play at 7:30 a.m. Players will also be starting off from the Nos. 1 and 10 tees.

The leaders will tee off at 9:20 a.m. CBS will broadcast the final round live at 9 a.m. Gates will open at 7:15 a.m.

“The safety of everyone on our grounds is paramount,” Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, said in a statement released by the club. “We also believe the earlier start will give us the best opportunity to complete the Masters on Sunday. This decision should benefit everyone – the players, our patrons and our fans watching around the world. Given the competitiveness and drama of this year’s Tournament, we look forward to an exciting conclusion tomorrow.”

Saturday projections called for strong thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon, when the leaders would normally be entering the second nine of the tournament. In 2006, the Masters started play at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday but that was in order to finish the third round.

The Masters has not ended on a Monday since 1983, when Seve Ballesteros won the event. The tournament also finished on Monday in 1973, 1961, 1938 and 1936.

Masters Leaderboard*

Francesco Molinari -13 (66)

Tony Finau -11 (64)

Tiger Woods -11 (67)

Brooks Koepka -10 (69)

Webb Simpson -9 (64)

Ian Poulter -9 (68)

Sunday Masters Tee Times


1st Tee

7:30 AM -- Aaron Wise, Marc Leishman, Si Woo Kim

7:41 AM -- Matthew Fitzpatrick, Kevin Tway, Patton Kizzire

7:52 AM -- Henrik Stenson, Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Smith

8:03 AM -- Jordan Spieth, Tommy Fleetwood, Corey Conners

8:14 AM -- Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Lucas Bjerregaard

8:25 AM -- Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm

8:36 AM -- Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay, Thorbjorn Olesen

8:47 AM -- Louis Oosthuizen, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler

8:58 AM -- Matt Kuchar, Justin Harding, Xander Schauffele

9:09 AM -- Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson, Ian Poulter

9:20 AM -- Francesco Molinari, Tony Finau, Tiger Woods

10th Tee

7:30 AM -- Kyle Stanley, *Viktor Hovland, Charley Hoffman

7:41 AM -- Kevin Kisner, Bryson DeChambeau, *Takumi Kanaya

7:52 AM -- Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Gary Woodland

8:03 AM -- Jimmy Walker, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III

8:14 AM -- Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Kevin Na, *Alvaro Ortiz

8:25 AM -- Patrick Reed, *Devon Bling, Keith Mitchell

8:36 AM -- Tyrrell Hatton, Satoshi Kodaira, Andrew Landry

8:47 AM -- Bernhard Langer, Rafael Cabrera Bello, Eddie Pepperell

8:58 AM -- Branden Grace, Martin Kaymer, Haotong Li

9:09 AM -- Emiliano Grillo, Zach Johnson, Billy Horschel

9:20 AM -- Trevor Immelman, Alex Noren

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