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QUICK TAKE: U.S. Open Weather Forecast Appears Mixed

The weather will be a big factor in how the course sets up at the U.S. Open. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher, USA Today Sports)

 

ERIN, WISCONSIN – The weather could be hit-or-miss this week at Erin Hills for the 117th playing of the U.S. Open.


Two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North thinks the weather will be a huge factor.

“The weather is going to have an unbelievable effect on this golf tournament.” North said Monday. “It’s going to be an interesting week for everybody. Hopefully the weather is decent. If we had winds here like we had (last) Saturday, there wouldn’t be enough balls to finish some of these holes. It would be fun.”

A Thursday weather delay that would allow Phil Mickelson to make it to Wisconsin from his daughter’s high school graduation in California in time to start the opening round appears unlikely if the forecast holds true – but it’s Mother Nature and anything can happen.

Here is the outlook for today through Sunday (according to AccuWeather):

 

Today

High of 80

Low of 64

Partly sunny, warm and muggy

 

Wednesday

High of 84

Low of 66

Possibility of an afternoon thunderstorm or two

 

Thursday (First round)

High of 86

Low of 62

Very warm with clouds and sun

 

Friday (Second round)

High of 84

Low of 64

Strong thunderstorms in the area

 

Saturday (Third round)

High of 80

Low of 60

Less humid with some sun

 

Sunday (Final round)

High of 73

Low of 53

Less humid with some sun

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