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Open Golf Championship

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Will the weather impact the golfers?

Sun 10 Jul - Sun 17 Jul 2016

The biggest names in the world of golf head to Troon this July, as the Royal Troon hosts the 2016 Open Championship for the 9th time.

The biggest golfing stars, as well as thousands upon thousands of fans, will converge at the Royal Troon between 10-17 July for the world's oldest major golf championship, and the only championship of the four majors to be held outside the US.

Last year's Open Championship took place at St Andrews where Zach Johnson won, becoming only the sixth man to win both the Masters Tournament and The Open at St Andrews.

Back to the events calendar.

  • 6 °C

    2 °C

    Sunny day
  • 5 °C

    4 °C

    Cloudy
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    7 °C

    Cloudy
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    8 °C

    Light rain
  • 9 °C

    6 °C

    Cloudy
  • 8 °C

    6 °C

    Light rain
  • 8 °C

    6 °C

    Light rain
Saturday (21 January 2017)
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0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 08:30 Sunset: 16:30 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (22 January 2017)
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SE 8 14 SE 8 14 SE 8 14 SE 8 14 SE 8 13 SSE 9 14 SSE 7 12 SSE 8 13 SSE 7 12 SSE 7 13 S 8 13 S 7 12 S 7 12 S 7 12 SSW 7 12 SSW 7 12 SSE 6 10 S 7 12 S 7 12 S 6 10 SSE 6 9 SSE 5 9 SSE 5 9 SSE 5 9
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 08:29 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (23 January 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Partly cloudy night Cloudy
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SSE 6 10 S 7 11 S 7 12 SSE 10 15 S 13 20 S 14 20 S 16 24 S 18 27
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92% 93% 91% 90% 86% 84% 87% 87%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:27 Sunset: 16:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (24 January 2017)
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Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light rain
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S 20 30 S 21 32 S 21 31 S 21 31 S 21 31 S 21 31 S 21 32 S 23 35
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87% 88% 89% 90% 88% 88% 89% 88%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 16:36 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (25 January 2017)
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Overcast Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
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S 24 37 S 26 39 S 26 40 S 28 43 SSE 30 45 SSE 31 48 SSE 33 50 SSE 33 51
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87% 85% 86% 84% 81% 81% 83% 83%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:24 Sunset: 16:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (26 January 2017)
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Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
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7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
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2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  °
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SSE 33 49 SSE 31 47 SSE 29 44 SSE 26 40 S 24 37 SSE 24 35 S 23 35 S 22 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
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84% 86% 87% 88% 85% 84% 85% 86%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:23 Sunset: 16:40 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Friday (27 January 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
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7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
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40% 50% 70% 40% 50% 40% 20% 40%
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S 21 32 S 20 30 SSW 18 27 SSW 19 29 SSW 20 31 SSW 21 30 SSW 20 28 SSW 19 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG VG G
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87% 88% 89% 88% 84% 81% 82% 83%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:21 Sunset: 16:43 Moon phase: New
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Issued at:

10-17 July - Check the weather forecast before heading to The Royal Troon for the Open Golf Championship.

 

Golf and the weather

The Open Championship is always played on traditional links courses. Being on the coast they are renowned for hard, fast fairways which come from sunny days and drying winds. This makes for challenging competition, which can be accentuated by the typical British weather elements of wind, rain, fog or thunderstorms.

Rain makes conditions unpleasant for players and spectators alike, and can stop a competition if the greens and fairways flood. But it is thunderstorms that spell danger; lightning poses a significant risk to everyone on the course and play has to be suspended until the storm passes.

For further information about the Open visit the  Open golf official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.