The UK is world renowned for its awful North Sea weather and The Royal Birkdale Golf Club is certainly not immune to the storms that have come to characterize the Open Championship betting odds. With a seaside location, the Birkdale tends to be especially susceptible to the weather and the elements could play a huge role in the Open Championship odds outcome this year.
The two worst enemies of entrants in the Open Championship betting odds, and golfers in general are wind and rain. Wind and rain make golf miserable and have torpedoed many players in the Open Championship odds chances. There is simply no other Major event, or perhaps golf event on the PGA Tour, that is so susceptible to the elements as the Open Championship odds events. Many of the links style courses are can actually play quite easily if the skies stay blue and the wind sits down, but that is an extreme rarity at the Open Championship odds.
In the past, we’ve seen players get off to great starts in the Open Championship odds competition get off to great starts in fair weather and watch their scores do down the toilet as the squalls arrived. We’ve also seen a great start in morning by certain players in the Open Championship betting odds while the weather was clear only to have rain clouds arrive in the afternoon and stump the players teeing off in the afternoon portion of the Open Championship odds competition.
While there is no way to avoid the potential ills of rain on the Open Championship betting odds, there are several ways to mitigate the damage. If possible, it’s always better to tee off in the mornings as the foul weather generally comes in the afternoon. Also players need to get off to a great start during the Open Championship odds competition. If bad weather sets in by the weekend often times a small early lead can be enough to win the Open Championship odds battle as the inclement weather limits the ability of players to go after pins and shave strokes.