If you’re heading to Royal Troon this week for the third major of the year, be sure to pack some rain gear.
It’s not a genuine Open Championship in Scotland without Mother Nature having her say. Last year, consistent rains and strong winds at St. Andrews pushed the final round to Monday, when Zach Johnson outlasted Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Leishman, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day to take home his first Claret Jug.
As of now, it looks like the 2016 Open at Royal Troon will follow a similar pattern. According to The Weather Channel, Troon is expected to be dumped on with rain Friday-Sunday, with high winds set to cause havoc throughout the event. That includes 30 mph winds forecasted for moving day on Saturday.
Fortunately for the competitors, the temperatures are predicted to be reasonable by Open standards, hovering between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the event.
Take this all with a grain of salt, of course, because weather on the coast of Scotland is notorious for being unpredictable and able to change dramatically at any moment.