Sunday’s PGA Championship Weather Forecast: Wind Will Be a Factor in Final Round
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After a relatively calm weather day on Saturday, the wind should once again be a factor in Sunday’s final round of the 2021 PGA Championship.
Wind was gusting on Saturday but not nearly to the speeds we saw earlier in the week. It allowed for a couple players to come out early and fire low scores, such as Billy Horschel and Jordan Spieth each turning in rounds of 68.
There weren’t quite as many big numbers out there, either. Those could come back when factoring in the weather and pressure of the final day of a major championship.
Everyone is chasing the leader, Phil Mickelson, who finished the round 7-under with 18 holes to go. The conditions, along with the general doubt that Mickelson can actually pull this off, will point many to those chasing him.
Read below for Sunday’s weather report at Kiawah Island, which comes via AccuWeather.
Sunday’s Weather Forecast at Kiawah Island
There were winds in the upper teens and even into the 20’s on the first two days of the PGA Championship, but those took a day off on Saturday.
They’re back on Sunday.
Afternoon winds, which will be when the leaders tee off, will reach gusts of 15 mph with an average of 10 mph. The morning will be slightly calmer at gusts of 12 mph with an average of 7 mph wind.
The biggest difference between Sunday’s weather compared to the rest of the tournament will be the wind direction.
Most of the wind has come from the east on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, although sometimes it was out of the northeast. That will be completely different Sunday with the wind coming from the west and southwest.
Being something the players haven’t seen yet this week will put everyone on an unfamiliar playing field, which shapes up for a wild conclusion to what’s already been an incredible event.