Saturday’s PGA Championship Weather & Forecast: What The Wind Will Do In Round 3
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Contenders at the PGA Championship had to be thinking “survive and advance” due to the wind through the first two rounds of the major. If early forecasts are true, there could be a break from the weather on Saturday.
The cut line ended at +5, with double bogeys at every turn, multiple players more than 10-over par on the day and even a double-digit score on one hole.
Enough about Cameron Tringale, you’re here to read about what’s going to happen on Saturday.
If the current forecast holds, which we find using AccuWeather, it could be the best scoring opportunity of the week for players.
Or it could give the course a chance to unleash even tougher pin placements and tees. We’ve yet to see the full yardage of the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. With wind potentially dying down, we could see what’s been billed as the longest course in major tournament history.
Saturday’s PGA Championship Forecast at Kiawah Island
Friday saw wind gusts over 25 mph in the afternoon, which was stronger than expected heading into the round. It created problems not only off the tee but on putting greens as well.
According to AccuWeather, Saturday should be much easier.
Morning wind gusts should average only 7 mph with gusts reaching 10 mph. The afternoon’s average is forecasted at 8 mph with 10 mph gusts.
Of course, it’s not that easy.
The changing wind direction has also been an issue. That could continue in the third round with winds coming out of the northeast in the morning and out of the southeast in the afternoon.