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The Open Championship weather forecast 2024: Will the players face rain or sunshine at Royal Troon this week?

 

The Open Championship has a history of inclement weather over its storied history, but what does the forecast look like for Royal Troon over the next week?

The likes of Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Scottie Scheffler will be battling for the Claret Jug, while this year’s other two major winners Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau will be among the favourites trying to become Champion Golfer of the Year.

Will the weather be kind to players, spectators and volunteers at the 2024 Open Championship? Let’s take a look at the weather for next week’s edition of the event in South Ayrshire…

There will be rain at some point during the championship. Of that, there is no doubt. Most likely on Saturday, moving day, when players jostle for position heading into the final round.

It could also rain in round one, according to Accuweather. It is almost a 50/50 chance of this being the case for the opening day of play at Troon with a southerly wind of 19 km/h. This wind speed is set to remain the same on day two, providing a stiff test at the venue which last hosted The Open in 2016.

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Showers should arrive in the afternoon, so make sure you take an umbrella to The Open if you are one of the fortunate ones with a ticket from the ballot. Sunday should be fairly bright with a small chance of rain. However, the windspeed could increase which could make for a tough final round of the final major of the year.

Royal Troon weather in July

The Open takes place in the English summer, and the weather on the west coast of Scotland should be as expected for this time of year. However, the temperatures are not to be sniffed at in Troon in July. 18 degrees is the lowest daily mark this week and it shouldn’t drop below 17 degrees for the rest of the month.

Sunrise and Sunset

The average summer’s day will see around 17 hours of daylight. At this time of year, sunrise in Troon is around 4.59 am and sunset is approximately 9:49 pm.

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Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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