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2022 PGA Championship Weather: Wind Expected To Impact First, Second Rounds

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A clear weather advantage will exist for half the field in the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills.

Wind is expected to be a major factor this week, particularly on Thursday and Friday as the cut is determined before the weekend.

There’s a chance of rain each day, including Thursday morning. But there’s not enough expected to impact play, at least on Thursday. If it does rain, it’s expected to end by noon.

Wind is a different story.

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“Weather is going to have a significant impact on scoring in the PGA Championship,” RotoGrinders meteorologist Kevin Roth said. “The best weather comes Thursday morning, with light winds for our early tee times gradually picking up through the day, and 15-20 mph winds by the afternoon.

“The worst of the weather comes early Friday morning, with sustained winds around 20 mph and gusts of 40 mph. Those winds will gradually subside throughout the afternoon. The clear ‘best draw’ is going to be for those who tee off very early on Thursday and very late on Friday.”

That’s good news for those in the featured groups on Thursday morning, including Tiger Woods. He will join Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth in the early wave on Thursday.

The other three featured groups in the morning tee times include: Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama and Tony Finau; Tyrrell Hatton, Bryson DeChambeau and Max Homa; and Viktor Hovland, Will Zalatoris and Cameron Smith.

Popular plays such as Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka are all part of the late Thursday tee times.

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