Friday’s PGA Championship Weather & Forecast: Wind Shouldn’t Change From Morning to Afternoon
Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images. Pictured: PGA Championship at Kiawah Island
There was a stark difference between the wind in the morning and afternoon on Thursday in the opening round of the 2021 PGA Championship. It’s expected to be more consistent on Friday, although still difficult.
While the best score of the day came from Corey Conners in the afternoon wave, four of the six players tied for second all came teed off in the morning. Wind was at least partially a factor, as gusts moved from 13 mph in the morning to 20 mph late, while the average wind jumped about six miles per hour as well.
The challenge the wind presents will continue, although weather reports as of Thursday night don’t indicate one group or the other will be at a disadvantage.
Weather forecasts are via AccuWeather.
Friday’s Second Round Forecast At Kiawah
The morning will feature a temperature in the high 70’s with zero chance of precipitation.
The wind will come out of the northeast averaging 9 mph with gusts reaching 15 mph. That’s pretty similar to the conditions on Thursday morning, although the direction will be slightly different.
The afternoon wind will be a little stronger with an average of 12 mph and gusts reaching speeds of 16 mph.
Of course, as much of an impact as there is with the wind speed, it’s also the direction that makes Kiawah Island challenging. Some of the holes have golfers hitting into the wind only to take a turn hitting with the wind later.
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