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Masters Weather 2014: Latest Reports on Augusta's Daily Forecast Before Round 1

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08:  A leaderboard is seen during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IApril 9, 2014

If the current forecast holds up, weather conditions won't be a factor at the 2014 Masters.

All eyes are on Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., this week for the year's first major tournament, where defending champion Adam Scott heads a deep field of golfers.

But before Round 1 tees off on Thursday, let's take a look at what type of weather conditions players and fans can expect from now through Sunday's final round.

Latest Forecast for Augusta National
Day (Round)High (F)Low (F)Precipitation %Wind
Thu, April 10 (Round 1)75510SSE at 8 mph
Fri, April 11 (Round 2)79540SW at 11 mph
Sat, April 12 (Round 3)80560SW at 6 mph
Sun, April 13 (Round 4)81580SSE at 8 mph
Weather.com

Despite inclement weather forcing tournament officials to close the gates for Monday's practice round at Augusta (for the first time in 11 years), the forecast appears to be ideal for the remainder of the event.

Credit: Weather.com

Billy Payne, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, expressed his disappointment after Monday's suspension of play, per Masters.com: "We are disappointed that our patrons could not enjoy today's practice round, however safety must be our first concern. We look forward to seeing these patrons next year."

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08:  Golf fans watch the play near the seventh hole during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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While Monday's conditions won't stop fans from enjoying all four rounds this week, it will certainly affect the players, who will have to adjust to the course as it dries out. With plenty of sunshine on the way and high temperatures projected in the upper 70s and low 80s this weekend, the course will play much differently than it did during Tuesday's practice session.

As GolfChannel.com senior writer Jason Sobel points out, golf and the Masters are all about precision:

Still, don't expect any complaints.

According to Weather.com's Golf Index, Thursday's first round will be played under "excellent" conditions, rating a 10 on the scale of 0-10. Zero meaning poor conditions and 10 meaning excellent.

Credit: Weather.com

Friday, Saturday and Sunday all rate at nine on the index, meaning that ideal conditions are expected from start to finish at this year's Masters.

With weather conditions often playing a huge role in golf, players and fans have to be pleased with the latest forecast for this week's Masters. Although the slightest change in temperature and wind direction or speed will always be a factor, there'll be plenty of buzz and anticipation at Augusta National over the next four days as the sport's best battle it out under near-perfect conditions. 

After 2013's tournament saw rain come into play late, it appears Mother Nature will cooperate in 2014.

 

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