The 2019 Masters Sunday final round will be moved up to start at 7:30 a.m. at Augusta National Golf Club in hopes of finishing the tournament on Sunday and avoiding a Monday finish.
With the Masters weather forecast showing a heavy line of thunderstorms expected to sweep through the Augusta, Ga., area on Sunday afternoon, Augusta National officials have chosen to move up the tee times to start at 7:30 a.m. in threesomes off the first and 10th tees. With a 65-player field, that means there will be 21 threesomes and a twosome (that will go off No. 10 to start the day).
For Masters patrons and badge holders, this means the Augusta National Golf Club gates will open at 7:30 a.m.
In terms of the Masters TV schedule, CBS will broadcast live final round coverage of the 2019 Masters starting at 9 a.m. Eastern. With the final group set to tee off at approximately 9:20 a.m., the final round would conclude somewhere in the area of 1-1:30 p.m., which is precisely when the brunt of the weather is expected to hit Augusta National.
Of course, the weather could arrive sooner than expected and force a stoppage of play. If the weather comes sooner and is so bad that the final round cannot be completed on Sunday, a Monday finish would come into play. The last time the Masters tournament finished on Monday was in 1983, when Seve Ballesteros won his second green jacket over Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite.