Golf Digest WomanJuly 10, 2011

5 things to expect on Sunday at the U.S. Women's Open

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. -- Welcome to Sunday at the U.S. Women's Open, where the third round is officially underway (rejoice!) and skies are blue (for now). Here are five things to expect on this long (yes, another long) Sunday:

1. A softer Broadmoor: For the first time during the Championship, lots of rain poured onto the East Course Saturday evening. Even though the course is set up slightly shorter for the third round (6,986 yards), balls will not release as far down the fairways, rough will be sticky and greens will be more receptive.

2. Similar weather patterns: Mornings at The Broadmoor have been idyllic, with blue skies, temperatures in the 70s and little wind. The afternoons, however, have carried nasty thunderstorms and heavy rain. Saturday afternoon's forecast called for a 40 percent chance of rain; Sunday afternoon's forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain. Not. Promising.