2015 British Open: Second Round Forecast

July 17, 2015

Significant rain and wind are expected throughout the day at St. Andrews during the second round of the British Open Friday.

At 6 a.m. local time, there is a 45 percent chance of rain, according to The Weather Channel. That increases to 85 and 75 percent later in the morning. Throughout the day winds are expected to consistently be between 15 and 20 mph, possibly eclipsing 20 mph in the afternoon. Occasional gusts could rise above 40 mph.

Rain is expected to dissipate by the afternoon, where the high temperature will be in the mid-60s.

Compared to the forecast for Friday at St. Andrews, the conditions golfers saw Thursday were tame. Thursday’s morning groups saw a wet course and insignificant wind leading them to relatively lower scores than their afternoon counterparts.

Of the first 19 groups, 16 players shot in the 60s. Of the final 33 groups, only seven players could do so. Dustin Johnson shot a first round best 65 to put himself one shot clear of six players at 6-under. Five more players, including Jordan Spieth, sit at 5-under.

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