Sunday tee times for the Masters changed due to possibility of severe weather

Patrons watch from under umbrellas during the second round for the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 12, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The tee times for the final round of the Masters on Sunday have been adjusted due to the possibility of severe weather.

The Masters said players will be in groups of three and start at 7:30 a.m. on the first and tenth holes.

The leaders will start at 9:20 a.m., which is about six hours earlier than a normal final round at the Masters.

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CBS will broadcast the final round live and coverage will start at 9 a.m.

CBS said CBS Sunday Morning and Face the Nation will be preempted.

Assuming there are no delays, the final round should end about 2:30 p.m.

“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.”