2022 U.S. Open Weather Report & Forecast: The Wind Edge to Bet on Thursday & Friday at The Country Club

2022 U.S. Open Weather Report & Forecast: The Wind Edge to Bet on Thursday & Friday at The Country Club article feature image

Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images. Pictured: Will Zalatoris

One of the first things golf bettors check before finalizing wagers and lineups is the weather, and the U.S. Open could present an advantage due to wind in the early rounds.

Wind is expected to play a notable role on Thursday between the morning and afternoon splits. Friday should be relatively consistent for both waves.

The U.S. Open is played at The Country Club in Brookline, MA. The first round tees off on Thursday.

"While we won’t see as significant a weather advantage as we did during the PGA Championship, there is an edge to be had in the first two days of The U.S. Open," RotoGrinders meteorologist Kevin Roth said.

"Thursday morning will be our best golfing conditions. Winds start under five mph for our earliest tee times, increasing to 10 mph by the late morning. In the afternoon, those winds crank up to 15-20 mph sustained, with gusts over 25 mph."

Roth notes that Friday should be a "fairly even weather day for both waves, with 10-15 mph winds, so the weather edge is to take advantage of that early Thursday wave and let the chips fall where they may on Friday.

Notable Thursday Tee Times

If you're targeting the early tee times on Thursday for bets — including matchups, outrights, DFS lineups and first-round leader — there are plenty of worthy candidates to choose from.

Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm tee off together early, as does the featured group of Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott and Max Homa. Another featured group of Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Xander Schauffele tee off at the same time as Billy Horschel, Patrick Cantlay and Daniel Berger.

Popular players Will Zalatoris, Cameron Young and Joaquin Niemann tee off at 8:02 a.m. local time.

Players in the afternoon wave on Thursday include: Sungjae Im, Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau, Sam Burns, Brooks Koepka, Scottie Scheffler, Cam Smith, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson.

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