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  • Bad weather wipes out Monday practice at Masters

  • The first day of practice at the Masters ended just two hours after it began because of bad weather. (How/Getty Images)The first day of practice at the Masters ended just two hours after it began because of bad weather. (How/Getty Images)

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Heavy rain and lightning Monday forced the cancellation of the first day of the Masters.

Players were pulled off the course and the gates were closed to the public at 10 a.m. ET for the rest of the day.

It was the first time since 2003 that Monday play was wiped out by bad weather.

"We are disappointed that our patrons could not enjoy today's practice round, however safety must be our first concern," said Augusta National and tournament chairman Billy Payne. "We look forward to seeing these Patrons next year.

Those who bought Monday practice round tickets will be sent refunds in May and will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase 2015 practice rounds tickets.

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