2024 LIV Golf Las Vegas: Weather Reports Explored

Published 02/08/2024, 7:15 AM EST

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The second event on the 2024 LIV Golf calendar is set to kick off at Las Vegas Country Club on February 8. The field of 54 golfers would look to display their best on the greens for the upcoming tournament. However, the skills and talent that they have on the course are but one of the aspects that determine their performance.

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What else affects the players? Well, the weather conditions in Las Vegas would undoubtedly play a huge role in the gameplay of the professionals. Considering the fact that its counterpart competitions on the PGA Tour are currently being affected by natural phenomena, it becomes natural to take a look at the Saudi-backed league’s tournaments as well.

What will golfers witness in Las Vegas?

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The Last Vegas event is just around the corner and rain seemed to be keeping the golfers off the course on Monday through Wednesday. However, interestingly, the forecast for the same remains comparatively clear for the rest of the week, from Thursday until Saturday, when the event is scheduled to take place.

The worst of the storms appeared to have passed by on Tuesday. Currently, as a result of the same, the most significant effect that the weather may have on the game is the balls not being able to roll out, thereby leading to a longer course play along with softer greens.

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What about the temperature? It is slated to be around the lower part of the 50s throughout the event from Thursday to Saturday on the Super Bowl’s turf. However, this would reportedly affect the players more owing to the fact that the field of golfers spent the last week in Mexico, where the temperatures dabbled in the low 80s.

But even so, the Saudi-backed league does not have much to worry about. Why? Well, it’s all thanks to the format of the starts that the disruptive tour boasts.

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The players would be teeing it off on each of the 18 holes after being separated into an equal number of groups. Each set of pros, on day one, would start at 10.30 AM, following which the play would go on simultaneously for every group.

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This, indubitably, would turn out better in the end since bad weather or anything of the sort would affect each athlete and the number of holes they played in an equal manner if an unfavorable situation arose. Although the ground staff would work as much as they could to keep the course playable, the same won’t be the case for the spectators, who can expect muddy and soggy grounds outside the ropes. Nevertheless, many would eagerly come and watch their favorite golfers tee it off.

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Allan Abe

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My search for happiness eventually led me, Allan Abe, to the hallways of ES after dabbling in different fields. Following my childhood passion for the sport and coupling it with my passion for writing, the role of a golf writer was the perfect career path and has been more than a fruitful one. Through the live coverage and in-depth analysis of the lives of big stars like Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm, I have put to use all my journalistic-accolade-winning experience, from state-wide events to college competitions, to give the reader a great story with every piece.
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