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Should the PGA Tour reschedule events due to weather, or is dealing with it part of the game?

As the final round of the 2024 John Deere Classic approaches, it appears that weather might once again play the role of a villain. This season, the skies haven’t worked in favor of golf. From the Masters to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, several events saw delays due to unfavorable conditions. And now it seems like once more that could be the case today.

Weather reports indicate that the Sunday round could face some adverse conditions. Morning temperatures are expected to peak at 80.6°F and dip to 77°F. The humidity will be high at 78%, accompanied by a gentle southern wind blowing at 9.3 mph. Thursday morning is forecast to have heavy cloud cover (89%) and a 46% chance of precipitation.

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In the afternoon, one can expect a slight increase in the maximum and minimum temperatures (87.8F and 83.2F). On the other hand, at 66%, you can expect slightly lower levels of humidity. The cloud cover predictability is expected to be almost the same as in the morning (88%); however, there is a high increase in precipitation expectation, at a whopping 78%. The southern wind is expected to persist at a pace of 10.5 mph post noon.

Weather forecasts predict late-day weather with a low average temperature of 66.2 °F. During this time of the day, there is a prediction of a change in the wind’s direction from south to southwest with a decrease in its pace (6.8 mph). A slight increase in the cloud cover is expected at a huge 95%, with an increase in the chances of precipitation as well (95%).

There is also a high probability of thunderstorms (47%) during the Sunday round. Due to the unfavorable weather conditions, the final round will likely conclude in a shorter timeframe than the penultimate round. An X post shared by the PGA Tour Communication captioned, “Due to the forecast for storms on Sunday morning at the John Deere Classic, final round tee times will be approx. 9:25 to 11:37 a.m. CT in threesomes off of two tees.” Fortunately for those watching from home, you won’t directly face the potential turbulent weather. And in case you still don’t know how to tune in for the final round live, here’s a guide:

How to enjoy the final round of the 2024 John Deere Classic at home?

As the final round of the 2024 John Deere Classic unfolds, grab your snacks, turn on the TV, and settle into your couch. For the first part of the day, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, switch to the Golf Channel. Then, for the remainder of the round, tune in to CBS from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

For a front-row experience via streaming, Paramount+, Peacock, and ESPN+ have you covered. Peacock will stream the Golf Channel’s broadcast, while Paramount+ will handle CBS’s coverage. Throughout the event, ESPN+ will offer early coverage and featured group streams.

Who do you think will lift the 2024 John Deere Classic trophy? Will it be Aaron Rai, who missed his first PGA Tour victory at the 2024 Mortgage Classic by just one shot? Or will the only amateur in the tournament, Luke Clanton, be able to capitalize? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.