Final round forecast: Winds expected to pick up at Royal Birkdale
Based on current forecast, the weather shouldn't be a major factor for the final round of The Open at Royal Birkdale.
After a brutal Round 2 full of rain and high winds gusting upwards of 40mph, Mother Nature gave the players sunshine, soft turf and benign wind in the third round. Calm winds and largely sunny skies until the very end of the day helped pave the way to Branden Grace's record-setting 62, the lowest 18-hole score in major championship history.
The forecast at Royal Birkdale for Sunday's final round calls for largely similar conditions with winds coming out of the NW at 10-15mph, with occasional gusts to 18mph. There is a 20-percent chance of passing showers with a high of 64 degrees. Some lower cloud cover may move into the area towards the end of play.
The final grouping of Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar will tee off at 2:30 pm local time. View full tee times here.