2021 PGA Championship Early Weather Report & Forecast: What to Expect at Kiawah Island This Week
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Playing conditions for this week’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island will come down to the wind based on early weather reports.
There is little chance of rain in the forecast, which is great news coming off the Byron Nelson, where Sunday’s final round had to be rescheduled and then delayed due to rain. Obviously, the weather forecast can change closer to Thursday’s opening round, but at this time, there’s no need to expect wet conditions.
The main factor could be wind.
Double-digit winds are expected for each round of the tournament. For context, the Byron Nelson was held in Texas, where the average wind speeds are 7.6 mph.
Knowing what the weather and wind will look like can be a tool used to map out your betting card for the week and to find golfers with games that translate to such conditions.
Let’s take a look at the early forecast for the week. Weather projections are via Weather.com.
Thursday, May 20
Thursday’s opening round is expected to be sunny and 78 degrees with just a 14% chance of precipitation.
The wind is expected to average 13 mph with gusts ranging between 10-20 mph. No overnight rain is expected, and sunset will hit at 8:15 p.m. local time.
Friday, May 21
Friday will be partly cloudy with an expected temperature around 79 degrees. The wind will die down a little from Thursday with an average of 11 mph and gusts between 10-15 mph.
Saturday, May 22
Make the cut, and ideal conditions await on Saturday with wind down to gusts between 5-10 mph and a high of 81 degrees.
Sunday, May 23
The wind picks back up for the final round with gusts between 10-15 mph and an average around 10 once again. There’s a high of 83 degrees and just a five% chance of precipitation.