RBC Canadian Open

Oakdale Golf & Country Club

The Loop

Working Up A Sweat

August 08, 2007

Southern Hills' reputation for providing the hottest environment for the players is well-earned. Of the 10 courses that have hosted multiple PGA Championships, the track in Tulsa has the highest daily high temperature in August at 93. It's already looking like the weather this week will make 93 look pleasant.

The early forecast is for sunny skies, and just a 10 percent chance of rain all four tournament days, with a high of 100 on Thursday, but a nice cooldown to 92 by Sunday. It could be worse: the average daily high in Tulsa in July is a degree higher at 94.

The average highs for August for those 10 courses:

Course ... Average high temperature

Southern Hills ... 93

Shoal Creek ... 90

Atlanta Athletic Club ... 88

Valhalla ... 86

Riviera ... 85

Inverness ... 84

Medinah ... 83

Oakland Hills ... 82

Firestone ... 80

Oak Hill ... 79

-- Cliff Schrock