Augusta — All eyes were on Tiger Woods, Francesco Molinari and the weather as the race for the Green Jacket turned into a sprint on Sunday with the Masters heading towards a stormy finish. Woods and Molinari,  paired together in the final round of the 2018 British Open won by the Italian, will again be in the last group. They were due to tee off at 3.20pm on Sunday  as officials pushed up start times in a desperate bid to get the season’s first major across the finish line before storms hit. The two Major winners will be joined by young American Tony Finau with officials sending off threesomes from both the first and 10th tees, rather than traditional pairs in another effort to avoid a Monday finish.

So sure are forecasters of dangerous weather that Augusta National announced that there will be no Green Jacket ceremony on the terrace putting green in order to expedite gate closures and get people off the course.Molinari, the first Italian to win a major with his victory at Car...

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