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Last Updated:  Thursday, 10 April, 2003, 13:25 GMT 14:25 UK
Photos from washed-out Augusta
A greenkeeper at Augusta clears water from a green after heavy rain
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Heavy rain at Augusta washes out the first day's play forcing a two-tee start on Friday from 1230 BST
Greenkeepers at Augusta continue to use squeegees on the drenched course
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The usually pristine course is turned into a quagmire with the atrocious weather not forecast to improve until Friday
A caddie shelters from the rain
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The heavy rain causes the first postponement of an entire round since 1983 leaving caddies disappointed
Surface water is cleared by the dedicated greenkeepers
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Surface water increases following the onset of further rain frustrating the dedicated greenkeepers
South Africa's Ernie Els makes his way back to the clubhouse after play is cancelled on the first day
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World number two Ernie Els returns to the clubhouse following the cancellation of Thursday's play
Scotland's Colin Montgomerie chats on the phone as he return sto the clubhouse
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Colin Montgomerie, who was to have been on the first tee at lunchtime, leaves the course
A ball is plugged in the mud at Augusta
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A plugged ball illustrates just how waterlogged the course has become after a week of heavy rain




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