Masters tee times moved up for final rd. due to severe weather threat

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Patrick Cantlay hits off the 16th tee during the third round for the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUGUSTA, GA (WSPA) – Due to the threat of severe weather, tee times for Sunday’s final round of The Masters have been moved up to 7:30am.

Golfers will now be grouped in threesomes and beginning at 7:30am off of the Number 1 and 10 tees.

CBS will broadcast the final round live beginning at 9:00am.

“The safety of everyone on our grounds is paramount,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. “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.”

Gates open at 7:15am.

Due to golf coverage, First Baptist Spartanburg will be seen on WYCW-TV, channel 62, at 11:00am.

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