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  • KevinRothWx

    RG Chief Meteorologist

    A big welcome back to DFS golf and all DFS golf grinders! Excited to be doing golf forecasts again, a relatively low stress and potentially high reward forecast. Weather won’t always make or break the scores, but there will be times throughout the season when catching this weather report is the difference between easy money and “dead after day two”. This week is the Tour of Champions, in lovely (I assume) Kapalua, Hawaii… not exactly a likely place for a strong cold front to turn the forecast upside down with winds and rain, so it’s fairly straight forward…

    THURS – Windy, a little wet
    AM – Winds will start out around 10mph sustained, climbing quickly (before noon) to near-max speed at around 15mph sustained. Scattered showers possible.
    PM – Holding fairly steady at 15mph sustained, with some stronger gusts mixed in. Scattered showers possible.

    FRI – Still windy, a little less wet
    AM – Winds still begin around 10mph, and still make the quick climb to near 15mph fairly early. Isolated showers possible, but not likely.
    PM – Winds climbing fairly close to 15mph sustained again, maybe a hair less, but again some stronger gusts will exceed 15mph. Isolated showers possible, but unlikely.

    SAT & SUN – Essentially more of the same. The weekend will actually be a bit breezier than Thurs and Fri, with sustained winds 15+, and gusts pushing around 20mph. Rain chances will remain possible, but low.

    OVERALL – Not one of those setups where there’s a clear-cut winner between the early and late slate golfers, both mornings (Thurs and Fri) are slightly preferred to the afternoon, but no one is particularly better than the other. The real key here is knowing that wind will be at least a minor factor all tourney long, so if you can hone in on a few guys who have proven they can handle a decently windy day, you will be better off.

    Happy Grinding,
    Kevin

  • slushfundx

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    Thanks Kevin, helpful as always!

  • WidumBoise

    All the DAY

  • CitadelGrad2012

    Save you guys a trip to the ol Google Machine, here is pairing and tee times in EST

    3:20 p.m. — Cody Gribble, Mackenzie Hughes

    3:30 p.m. — Rod Pampling, Pat Perez

    3:40 p.m. — Aaron Baddeley, Greg Chalmers

    3:50 p.m. — Vaughn Taylor, Brendan Steele

    4 p.m. — Billy Hurley III, Brian Stuard

    4:10 p.m. — Charley Hoffman, Tony Finau

    4:20 p.m. — Branden Grace, Jim Herman

    4:30 p.m. — James Hahn, Fabian Gomez

    4:40 p.m. — Daniel Berger, Jhonattan Vegas

    4:50 p.m. — Bubba Watson, Will McGirt

    5 p.m. — Si Woo Kim, Jason Dufner

    5:10 p.m. — Jimmy Walker, Brandt Snedeker

    5:20 p.m. — Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama

    5:30 p.m. — Ryan Moore, Russell Knox

    5:40 p.m. — Patrick Reed, Jason Day

    5:50 p.m. — Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson

  • WidumBoise

    Any of this event televised?

  • JSteele

    I was just in Maui last week and the winds were stronger in the afternoon and it was very calm in the morning. Heat ranged from 19 to 30 degrees C. Basically I’m just confirming what Kevin said with first hand experience.

    Thanks for the great work you do day in and day out

  • CitadelGrad2012

    @WidumBoise said...

    Any of this event televised?

    What: SBS Tournament of Champions

    Where: The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

    When: Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 5-8

    Purse: $6.1 million

    Defending champion: Jordan Spieth (30 under, 262)

    TV Schedule (EST)

    Thursday: 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel)

    Friday: 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel)

    Saturday: 4-6 p.m. (NBC), 6-8 p.m. (Golf Channel)

    Sunday: 3-5 p.m. (NBC), 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel)

  • CitadelGrad2012

    Round 2 Tee Times and Pairings

    10:20 AM USA James Hahn KOR Si Woo Kim

    10:30 AM RSA Branden Grace USA Billy Hurley III

    10:40 AM USA Jordan Spieth CAN Mackenzie Hughes

    10:50 AM VEN Jhonattan Vegas USA Bubba Watson

    11:00 AM USA Brendan Steele USA Brian Stuard

    11:10 AM SCO Russell Knox USA Vaughn Taylor

    11:20 AM AUS Greg Chalmers USA Charley Hoffman

    11:30 AM USA Patrick Reed AUS Jason Day

    11:40 AM USA William McGirt USA Brandt Snedeker

    11:50 AM USA Tony Finau ARG Fabian Gomez

    12:00 PM USA Dustin Johnson AUS Aaron Baddeley

    12:10 PM USA Pat Perez JPN Hideki Matsuyama

    12:20 PM USA Cody Gribble AUS Rod Pampling

    12:30 PM USA Daniel Berger USA Jason Dufner

    12:40 PM USA Justin Thomas USA Ryan Moore

    12:50 PM USA Jimmy Walker USA Jim Herman

  • CitadelGrad2012

    Little earlier tee times today but here they are. Tee Times and Pairing for Round 3

    8:35 AM USA Billy Hurley III VEN Jhonattan Vegas

    8:45 AM CAN Mackenzie Hughes RSA Branden Grace

    8:55 AM USA Bubba Watson KOR Si Woo Kim

    9:05 AM AUS Aaron Baddeley USA James Hahn

    9:15 AM USA Vaughn Taylor AUS Greg Chalmers

    9:25 AM USA Cody Gribble USA Brian Stuard

    9:35 AM USA Jordan Spieth USA Charley Hoffman

    9:45 AM USA Pat Perez AUS Rod Pampling

    9:55 AM SCO Russell Knox USA Brandt Snedeker

    10:05 AM USA William McGirt USA Dustin Johnson

    10:15 AM USA Brendan Steele AUS Jason Day

    10:25 AM USA Daniel Berger USA Jim Herman

    10:35 AM USA Tony Finau ARG Fabian Gomez

    10:45 AM USA Jason Dufner JPN Hideki Matsuyama

    10:55 AM USA Patrick Reed USA Jimmy Walker

    11:05 AM USA Justin Thomas USA Ryan Moore

  • CitadelGrad2012

    Final Round Tee Times and Pairings

    12:35 p.m.: Branden Grace, Billy Hurley III
    12:45 p.m.: Jhonattan Vegas, Mackenzie Hughes
    12:55 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Aaron Baddeley
    1:05 p.m.: Brian Stuard, Si Woo Kim
    1:15 p.m.: Rod Pampling, Greg Chalmers
    1:25 p.m.: Vaughn Taylor, Charley Hoffman
    1:35 p.m.: Jordan Spieth, James Hahn
    1:45 p.m.: Cody Gribble, Jim Herman
    1:55 p.m.: Jason Day, Fabian Gomez
    2:05 p.m.: Pat Perez, Brandt Snedeker
    2:15 p.m.: Tony Finau, Jason Dufner
    2:25 p.m.: Dustin Johnson, Daniel Berger
    2:35 p.m.: Patrick Reed, Russell Knox
    2:45 p.m.: Ryan Moore, Brendan Steele
    2:55 p.m.: William McGirt, Jimmy Walker
    3:05 p.m.: Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama

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