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Billy Payne: Augusta set for Masters

Updated: April 4, 2012, 8:48 PM ET
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta National will be ready for the Masters, despite a major storm that dumped 1.4 inches of rain on the course, washed out bunkers, toppled trees and even knocked out a bathroom.

The Par 3 Contest was also canceled Wednesday afternoon because of the storm, with Padraig Harrington and Jonathan Byrd tied for the lead at 5 under.

The course opened about a half-hour late for practice rounds on Wednesday and conditions remained extremely wet. But crews were working ...

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