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Second Round Resumes at Rainy Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- After three more weather-related delays Saturday morning, the second round of The Masters resumed at 9 a.m. ET under dark skies and light, but steady rain.
Play originally was scheduled to begin at 7:45 a.m. ET but was pushed back 30 minutes, 15 minutes and then another half hour. A total of 38 players have yet to complete the second round and some have as many as nine holes remaining.
Retief Goosen, the reigning U.S. Open champion, was stranded on the 12th hole during the rain-delayed second round. He trails Vijay Singh, who put the finishing touches on a round of 65 before the rain settled in Friday afternoon, by three strokes.
The inclement weather didn't deter the fans, though. The gates off Washington Road opened at 7 a.m. Saturday and nearly 500 patrons, huddled under brightly covered umbrellas, waited patiently to be admitted to the grounds 30 minutes later.
'It's unbelieveable,' one of the security guards said as he gazed at the scene.
Saturday's weather forecast calls for the rain to end later in the morning. But the threat of thunderstorms enters the picture again in the afternoon.
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