Ryder Cup Weather Forecast 2020

How much will the wind play a part at Whistling Straits?

Ryder Cup Weather Forecast 2020
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The weather could have huge implications at Whistling Straits, with changeable conditions on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Ryder Cup Weather Forecast 2020

The Ryder Cup takes place this year at Whistling Straits as Padraig Harrington's European side look to retain the trophy they won in 2018 at Le Golf National in France.

Meanwhile, Steve Stricker's side will be aiming to replicate the result last time the Ryder Cup was held in America, winning 17-11 at Hazeltine in 2016.

This year's venue, Whistling Straits, is set on the shores of Lake Michigan and the weather promises to be a key factor is which side will come out victorious on September 26th.

When the PGA Championship was hosted at Whistling Straits in 2015, there were a number of weather delays due to storms in the area which often gather over Lake Michigan.

The Straits Course is one of the harder courses in America on a good day, but being set on the shores of one the Great Lakes makes the weather changeable, windy and often damp.

So, what does the weather look like for the upcoming Ryder Cup? Take a look below.

Ryder Cup Weather Forecast 2020


The Sunday Singles will be played in fair weather conditions with party cloudy skies and top temperatures of 24°C (75°F).

We could see wind similar to the conditions on Friday afternoon, with average speeds of 13mph and gusts upwards on 20mph as the afternoon progresses.

As the day progresses further - around 3pm - these gusts could reach speeds on 27mph which would be the fastest speeds we've seen all week.

Will these weather conditions favour Europe as they attempt to create a historic comeback in Wisconsin?

This post will be kept regularly updated throughout the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specialising in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes for the website and magazine with his current favourite pair being the Ecco Biom C4. A left handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 8.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His best day in golf so far was shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 

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