It would be a good idea to consider the weather before making your pick on who will win the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.
Gray skies rolled in on Wednesday and rain fell, but not to worry as rain was possible for Thursday’s first round on a day that was expected to be partly cloudy with winds from 15 to 25 miles per hour.
The chance of rain was expected to increase overnight and winds were expected to pick up as well on Thursday night, setting up showers on Friday morning turning into a steady rain in the afternoon with thunder possible and winds between 20 and 30 mph.
There’s a 90 per cent chance of rain on Saturday, particularly in the afternoon, with calmer winds, which pick up again on Sunday when showers are expect once again.
Temperatures are expected to be in the high teens Celsius throughout all four rounds.
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member and former PGA Tour player Richard Zokol offers his thoughts on what to expect here.