2022 British Open Weather Forecast: What Impact Will Wind Have at St. Andrews?
Tom Shaw/R&A/R&A via Getty Images. Pictured: Old Course at St. Andrews.
Weather is often a factor when played overseas, making it a headline for bettors this week at the 2022 Open Championship.
Wind was certainly a detriment to some players at last week’s Scottish Open. So, will we we see the same thing at the Old Course at St. Andrews, giving one wave an advantage over the other?
Golfers will tee off at 6:35 a.m. local time (1:35 a.m. ET), with the final group going off at 4:16 p.m. local time. Because of the wide gap between the first and last group, bettors need to be aware of what’s happening in the weather and when.
The weather at St. Andrews is famously impactful, but also volatile. The forecast is subject to change, so the Action Network, along with RotoGrinders meteorologist Kevin Roth, will keep you informed on the latest information.
Thursday’s First Round Weather Forecast
“Earliest tee times can expect about a 10 mph wind to start, increasing to 10-15 mph by the late morning,” Roth said. “By the afternoon sustained winds should be closer to 15-20 mph, with stronger gusts. The peak winds will start to wane a bit in the very late afternoon and early evening, winding back down to around 15 mph by the time the round comes to a close.”
Among the players teeing off in the early morning include Webb Simpson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau and the trio of Cameron Smith, Brooks Koepka and Seamus Power.
Players teeing off after noon local time include Dustin Johnson, Scottie Scheffler, Joaquin Niemann, Louis Oosthuizen, Tiger Woods, Matt Fitzpatrick, Max Homa, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay.
Friday’s Second Round Early Weather Forecast
“Winds look a bit steadier on Friday as compared to Thursday, with 10-15 mph winds for most of the day and a chance for rain,” Roth said.
Early indications on the weekend are that the weather will be ideal, at least by Scotland standards. There’s a low chance of rain with winds in that same 10-15 mph range.
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