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Patrons weather the cold weather at The Masters

The weather was yet again a major factor at The Masters for the third round.
Masters champion Tiger Woods plays a stroke from the No. 3 tee during the third round of the...
Masters champion Tiger Woods plays a stroke from the No. 3 tee during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Saturday, April 9, 2022.(Chris Trotman | Chris Trotman/Augusta National)
Published: Apr. 9, 2022 at 11:10 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WTOC) - The weather was yet again a major factor at The Masters for the third round.

While the rain and storms moved out early in the week, Saturday it was overcast most of the day and windy, along with temperatures high 40′s to low 50′s and a little rain- it made for a challenge for both the patrons and the players.

Patrons were hitting the gift shop looking for sweatshirts and jackets; this isn’t the April weather at The Masters that we’re accustomed to.

“Normally it’s warm. It’s going to be too warm. Today is not that day,” said Jimmy McLeod, a patron who has been attending since the 70′s. “Today we were trying to find the sun and we couldn’t find it.”

LeAnne Kelleher, a patron at The Masters for the first time came prepared.

“Golf shirt, sweatshirt, cashmere sweater and this, hat, two pairs of pants.”

When asked why it was worth it, the answer was simple, but not surprising.

“It’s The Master’s. Come on!”

Saturday is moving day at The Masters, but there was no movement at the top of the leaderboard from Scottie Scheffler.

Scheffler has a 3-shot lead at -9, carding a 71 on the day.

“I didn’t really look at the leaderboards. I mean, you can see them every few holes, but I wasn’t putting too much thought into it. I was trying to stay in my own lane,” Scheffler said in the interview room. “I was playing some good golf, and outside of a couple holes on the back nine, I could have had a really great round, but I still had a really good round today. Anything in the red numbers today was going to be solid, and I was fortunate to do so.”

The first group goes off Sunday at 10:20 A.M. and the leaders tee off at 2:40 P.M.

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