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If you’ve followed the weather during our coverage of MLB DFS the last week or so, you know it’s been a wild time. Snow, cold, storms, wind all made an appearance in the forecast. While we don’t expect a winter storm to blow through Texas this week, we will see some wind and rain chances. Pay close attention to the timing of the weather impacts as rain and wind will impact some tee times on Thursday and Friday and spare others. Let’s dig into the forecast.
|Thursday||Wind will be the big story for Thursday as the tournament gets started. Morning tee times should see manageable wind speeds, around 5-10 mph, however the afternoon will be a different story. Winds will blow hard out of the northeast at 15 mph with higher gusts at times up to 20 mph. While this isn’t out of the ordinary for Central Texas, this will play havoc with the afternoon players. Temperatures will stay comfortable with morning temps in the upper 60s and afternoon numbers in the mid and upper 70s.
|Friday||Winds will be basically the same on Friday, with the morning tee times steering clear of the strong wind and the afternoon tee time having to deal with breezy southeast winds at 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. We’ll also see a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms on Friday late morning and early afternoon. This doesn’t appear to be rain that will lead to long postponement, but a delay in play could result.
|Showers and thunderstorms are possible again on Saturday during the afternoon hours and we could see some lengthier postponements in play due to this rain. Wind will be considerably lighter for Saturday than it will be for the first two days of the tournament. Sunday will be much nicer for the final round. Winds will stay elevated, blowing out of the north at 10-15 mph, but rain will not be a part of the forecast.
The Masters’ weather cooperated for the most part, and we are looking forward to another beautiful weekend at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, SC. The geography of the island and where it’s situated on the South Carolina coast can make it susceptible to the wind. Thankfully this week, there won’t be too much wind to deal with during the day. However, the entire tournament won’t be free of weather issues. Let’s talk about the rain and storm chances for this week, and give you a breakdown of what the players can expect!
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|Both of the first two days of the tournament will have identical weather, and it should be gorgeous! Wind will be the only factor for the afternoon tee times. Thursday and Friday we’ll see morning winds blowing off the water at around 4-8 mph. This will increase to around 9-14 mph for the afternoon. The direction and speed of these winds will be consistent from day to day, so no group of tee times will have an advantage over the other. Temperatures will be similar each day as well, with temps for the morning groups in the upper 50s to mid 60s and afternoon temps hitting the low 70s.|
|Saturday||Weather for the third round should be delightful, with winds again blowing off the water at around 8-13 mph for the leaders tee times with lighter breezes for the morning groups. Temps will be in the mid 60s in the morning to mid 70s in the afternoon.|
|Sunday ||This is where the forecast takes a turn. A very powerful cold front is set to move through the South. Showers and thunderstorms are possible from late morning into the afternoon. There is a really good chance the tournament is delayed until the storms move out. With timing being a little up in the air at this point, there’s no way to tell if they will play the final round at all or wait until Monday morning to finish. In any event, it’s going to be a lousy way to end what will be a beautiful week.|
It’s like Christmas for golf fans everywhere! It’s Masters Week at Augusta National and our DFI PGA team has been hard at work nailing down our favorite golfers for the season’s first major. Make sure you check out the content already on DFI and DFIU. Now, this time of year, weather in the Deep South can be as fickle as the greens at Augusta. This week, we’ve got a couple of rounds of rain to deal with. The first round will occur on Wednesday, putting down water on the course and creating soft conditions for the first round. The good news is, benign weather conditions will exist for rounds one and two. The bad news..rain moves in for Moving Day on Saturday. Let’s talk about the forecast to get you ready for The Masters!
|Thursday||Keep in mind, conditions for the morning will be soft, so the shorter hitters might struggle a bit, but the weather itself will be nice. Expect light winds and cool temperatures. We’ll start off in the upper 40s and 50s in the morning. Afternoon tee times will see drier conditions as the afternoon sun continues to shine. Winds will be fairly light, in the 3-6 mph out of the northwest for the afternoon with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.
|Friday||The beautiful Augusta weather rolls on for round two. Temperatures will start a little cool with upper 40s and low 50s for morning round tee times. But temps will quickly warm up to the mid 60s for lunch time, ending up in the mid 70s by the afternoon. Winds will be light and variable in the morning, with some increasing wind speeds for the afternoon. Winds will be more out of the southeast instead of the northwest like Thursday.
|Saturday||Rain chances get ramped up for the afternoon hours at Augusta for round three. This is obviously a terrible thing for fans and DFS players as we’ll have no idea who may or may not be impacted by impending bad weather. Just be prepared for possible delays and bunched up tee time on Sunday as the final round gets going.
|Sunday ||Rain chances will continue early Sunday morning, so expect a possibly very soggy course for the final round. Due to how much rain is expected for the weekend, we wouldn’t be surprised if some players have to put in 36 holes on Sunday. This could have big implications on who makes a move and who could win this tournament. No matter what, good luck and enjoy The Masters!
Everyone is gearing up for Augusta, which is only a week away, and the traditional stop before we reach the season’s first major is Houston. We have an interesting setup weather-wise for this week. Most of the tournament should see beautiful weather. However, Wednesday will unfortunately bring the chance for strong storms that could pack lots of wind and possibly tornadoes. There’s a chance damage from Wednesday’s weather or storms that linger into early Thursday morning could disrupt the first round schedule. This is something we will have to watch very closely. We don’t want to call for a full fade of the any group because we just don’t know how the weather will impact the course, if at all, on Wednesday. Just know there is a potential that the first round is delayed. Let’s get to the forecast for the rest of the week.
|Thursday||Like we said at the top, rain and possibly some storms are possible on Thursday morning. This would obviously delay the start of the tournament. The chances of rain are in the 30-40% range, and while not likely, rain is still possible. We’ll keep our eyes on it and give you an update Wednesday night. Thursday afternoon should be fine with temperatures in the 80s and a light east wind.|
|Expect very similar weather for the rest of the tournament. For the Friday morning tee times, expect light winds and temperatures in the mid and upper 60s, getting to the low 70s by lunchtime. The afternoon groups will deal with slightly stronger winds, but nothing too breezy. Winds will blow out of the northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will rise to the upper 70s and near 80.
We’ll basically see the same kind of wind for the weekend, but it will switch to a more southerly direction for Saturday and Sunday. Wind will blow in the 7-11 mph range for both days. Temperatures will hover in the mid 70s to low 80s for the weekend as well.
The PGA Tour continues its Southern Swing in Orlando this week, at famed Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. All the big names are here, including the man who’s tamed this course more often than any player, Tiger Woods. We’ve had a pretty decent run of weather the last few weeks, with only a little wind playing games with the players last week at Innisbrook. Well, it doesn’t get any better than the weather we have on tap for this week. The only real difference will be temperatures on Thursday, but wind and rain will be non-factors this week. Without a discernible advantage for any group, we’ll take a roundabout approach to the forecast, and feel free to lock in your favorite players with no weather concerns. Let’s get to the forecast.
Like we said at the top, Thursday will be the only outlier of this tournament forecast. Morning temperatures will be cool to start round one, starting in the mid and upper 40s and rising into the 50s by late morning. The afternoon looks perfect, with upper 60s and low 70s for the afternoon tee times. Morning temperatures the rest of the tournament will range from the upper 40s to low 50s Friday, to mid 50s and 60s Saturday to Sunday. Afternoon temperatures will also go up as we head into the weekend, with top temps in the upper 70s Friday to low 80s Saturday and Sunday. Thursday will also feature the only day with a northwest wind. All other days will see winds out of the southwest. Winds will range from 4-8 mph the entire tournament with very infrequent gusts up to 10-13 mph. This should be no issue for the pros.