GUSTS AF­FECT TEE-OFF TIMES

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Sports -

FI­NAL-ROUND tee times have been brought for­ward due to the bad weather fore­cast.

The first group will now start at 7.32am, with the lead­ers go­ing off at 1.47pm.

The fi­nal group were orig­i­nally sched­uled to start at 2.50pm and fin­ish at 6.45pm, but southerly gusts of up to 35mph and heavy rain are fore­cast later in the af­ter­noon. Ear­lier starters could get a big ad­van­tage.

Ir­ish Open cham­pion Jon Rahm, who is on seven-un­der par, said: “It all de­pends on the weather. It looks like it’s go­ing to be pretty bad.”

Fourth-round tee times at the Mas­ters this year were ear­lier be­cause of a fore­casted storms, as Tiger Woods won his 15th Ma­jor.

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