Madison golfer Steve Stricker could find the conditions to be tougher than most when The Masters opens today (Thursday) at Augusta National in Georgia. Gusts of 30-40 miles per hour are predicted for the afternoon, and Stricker’s tee time is just before noon Central to start the year’s first major. Wet conditions are also expected to greet the field. The Masters’ Par Three Contest was canceled Wednesday for the first time in its 57 year history due to rain and thunderstorms. Mike Weir had a hole in one on the third hole just before the nine hole contest was called.