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Here is the all-important Ryder Cup weather forecast ahead of the 2016 clash between Europe and the USA at Hazeltine National Golf Club, courtesy of Accuweather
The 2016 Ryder Cup begins at Hazeltine National Golf Club near Chaska, Minnesota on Friday. The golf course is around four miles north of the centre of Chaska, a small town located in the north of the USA within the central time zone.
Given its northern position, the players can expect cool temperatures of around 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 deg Celsius) at the start of the morning sessions on Friday and Saturday at around 8am local time, meaning there’s a chance the European Team will call upon their new Galvin Green Ryder Cup waterproofs to keep them warm.
This will rise through the morning, maxing out at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 deg Celsius) in the early afternoon.
The weather looks generally to be set fair for the duration of play from Friday through to Sunday with periods of cloud and sunshine. There is only a very small chance of rain (6 per cent) and gusts of wind of just seven miles an hour for the first two days, so the benign conditions should create the ideal environment for low scoring and lots of birdies on this exciting layout.
Sunday will be the warmest day, rising up to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25 deg Celsius) and have a little more breeze, with gusts up to 15 miles per hour. The weather information is for the town of Chaska, four miles away from the golf course, and has been taken from the Accuweather website (www.accuweather.com)
Friday: Partly sunny with a six per cent chance of rain and gust of wind up to six miles per hour. Highs of 71 Degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius), lows of 51.
Saturday: Periods of cloud and sunshine, 10 per cent chance of rain and gusts of win of up to 8 miles per hour. Highs of 70 Degrees Fahrenheit, lows of 52.
Sunday: Very warm, areas of sun and high cloud in the morning followed by considerable cloudiness, 15 per cent chance of rain, and wind gusts of up to 13 miles per hour. Temperates between 54-78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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