PGA | Weather Spotlight | RSM Classic

We’ve come to the end of the year on the PGA Tour; after this week we have a couple of invitational/team events and then won’t have another full-field event until January. The tour stops at Sea Island, Georgia for the RSM Classic. And I know what you’re thinking…Sea Island, near the water, the weather is going to be a HUGE factor in this week’s tournament. Well, not so fast. Let’s talk about the forecast and potential impacts for the players.

ThursdayAs we start the tournament, expect sunshine and comfortable morning and afternoon temperatures. Morning tee times will see mid to upper 50s while afternoon tee times will have low and mid 60s. The wind won’t be too bad either. Look for winds to be 4-7 mph for the morning groups, but will increase for the afternoon at 5-10 mph. A little wind but nothing tour pros can’t handle.
FridayWe’ll see a slight change in wind speed for Friday, with winds in the morning around 7-10 mph while afternoon winds will be in the 10-15 mph range. This is the area where tour pros will have to make some tough decisions about club selection. Give a small advantage to the morning groups here for dealing with a little less wind.
SaturdayIf your golfers have made the cut, they’ll see pretty nice conditions for the day. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 60s with winds a bit lower than Friday, in the 5-10 mph range.
SundayThe last day of competition sees a weak cold front come through. This will do a couple of things: first, there will be a small chance of some showers. No thunderstorms, but some light rain is possible in the afternoon. We don’t see big delays here. But, we will also see a little bit more wind, in the 10-15 mph range. So with the changing weather conditions, look for a more exciting final round.

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