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The global golfing community has set its sights on Jeddah as the LIV Golf Jeddah series gears up for an exciting showdown. Anticipation is high for this event, where the world’s top talent converges under the Saudi sun. Anthony Kim is set to make his long due return on this course, along with LIV Golf veterans like Jon Rahm. But it’s not just the players that are the talk of the town. 

Weather plays a crucial role in golf, often acting as an unexpected challenger. In Jeddah, the conditions hint at a fair and competitive battle. Yet, the subtle shifts in wind and temperature could turn the tide, affecting outcomes. As the tournament progresses, all eyes will not only be on the athletes’ performances but also on how the elements decide to play the game. Whom will the wind be an ally to, and to whom will it spell disaster?

A weekend of sunny skies at LIV Golf Jeddah?

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LIV Golf Jeddah steps into the spotlight with a weather forecast that promises clear skies and consistent conditions throughout the tournament. Starting Friday, temperatures are set to reach a high of 91°F, with the mercury dipping to a comfortable 78°F by evening. This pattern of sunny skies and warmth is ideal for a first day of golfing. It allows players to focus on their game without the worry of adverse weather conditions. As the weekend progresses, Saturday and Sunday follow suit with similarly favorable conditions.

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Saturday sees a slight decrease in temperature, peaking at 88°F and a low of 76°F, while Sunday cools further to a high of 87°F and a low of 72°F. Despite these changes, the chance of rain remains negligible, with precipitation odds at a mere 1% on Saturday and slightly increasing to 3% on Sunday. This consistency in weather conditions sets the stage for a tournament where the climate plays a supporting role, allowing the golfers’ skills to shine through.  With the sun shining across all three days, visibility remains high, allowing golfers to read the course with precision. The consistent temperatures also mean the greens and fairways will stay firm, favoring those with strong driving skills and accurate approach shots.

Increasing winds at the desert oasis

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Wind becomes a critical factor as the tournament progresses. Starting at a gentle 10 mph from the south on Friday, it challenges players to fine-tune their shots without major disruptions. By Saturday, the wind shifts to the southwest, increasing slightly to 11 mph, nudging players to adjust their strategies. This holds particularly on holes with open exposures or elevated tees. The climax on Sunday, with winds accelerating to 15 mph from the northwest, could dramatically affect play.

This uptick not only tests the golfers’ ability to manage their game under more challenging conditions but also their mental resilience. Players who excel in wind management may find themselves climbing the leaderboard, as precise shot-making and strategic course navigation become paramount. This dynamic interaction between the players and the wind adds an extra layer of complexity to the competition, making adaptability and strategic foresight key to conquering the course.

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As players navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the consistent sunshine and evolving wind conditions, the tournament is poised to be a showcase of skill, strategy, and adaptation. For fans and enthusiasts, this weekend offers a perfect opportunity to witness golf played at the highest level, where every shot can tip the balance. Who are you rooting for at LIV Golf Jeddah, let us know below.

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