April 7-132014
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For all of its natural beauty, the Masters Tournament is often plagued by weather that's downright ugly.

Look back at tournament history and you'll see a pattern of weather delays. An entire round hasn't been canceled since 1983, when the tournament finished on a Monday.

Blame the tournament's traditional early spring starting time for the inconsistent weather.

In the tournament's early days, it was held in late March. It's little wonder that weather brought havoc, causing delays in three of the first six events.

In 1936, heavy rain forced eventual winner Horton Smith to play 36 holes on the final day. Two years later, the tournament didn't even start until Saturday. Thirty-six holes were played Sunday that year, with the final round held Monday. The 1939 tournament featured a final-day Sunday with 36 holes.

Heavy rains also washed out play for an entire day in 1961 and 1973.

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Rolling updates from the tournament

  • 7:49pm Bubba: "Having a son means more to me than winning the green jacket."
  • 7:48pm Bubba: "Yeah, I'm going to cry, because why me?"
  • 7:46pm Bubba: "I'm just trying to keep my tour card every year. ... I'm just trying to play golf, because I love the game."
  • 7:45pm Bubba: "Some of the tops of trees were down at 11. So that made it a little easier for me this year."
  • 7:44pm Bubba on the rest of this year: "We're trying to make the Ryder Cup team. We're trying to win the next tournament."
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