Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group Already Preparing for Weather at Three Major Golf Tournaments

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Travel medical insurance provider estimates risk of rain at domestic and international golf tournaments

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Today, we remain confident that Atlas Travelcast will once more help those traveling to the British Open, PGA Championship & U.S. Senior Open prepare for potential inclement weather,” Elizabeth Fish, Senior Product Development Specialist.

Tokio Marine HCC – Medical Insurance Services Group(TM HCC – MIS Group), a provider of global travel medical insurance, anticipates weather conditions for opening day at three major domestic and international golf tournaments—weeks beforehand. Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group partnered with Weather Analytics to develop Atlas Travelcast™, a planning tool featuring a “Misery Index” for a wide selection of golf courses located around the world. Expected weather conditions are based on a proprietary process of analyzing patterns in long-term historical weather data.

How Travelcast works:
Atlas Travelcast allows the user to enter the course and dates they want to play golf. Atlas Travelcast then presents a “Misery Index” score based on typical weather conditions for that day. The scores range between “miserable” and “optimal,” and include likely temperatures, wind gusts, and typical precipitation amounts. Atlas Travelcast provides alternative dates and courses with higher scores, and also shows the best months of the year for that particular course.

“Just over a month ago, we presented the public with anticipated weather conditions for the U.S. Open using data gathered by our Atlas Travelcast tool. Powered by a database spanning 37+ years of historical data, Atlas Travelcast analyzes multiple sources of weather data allowing us to better understand potential weather conditions. We were confident that our data would give spectators and golfers ample time to properly prepare for the U.S. Open. Today, we remain equally confident that Atlas Travelcast will once more help those traveling to the British Open, PGA Championship & U.S. Senior Open prepare for potential inclement weather,” said Elizabeth Fish, Senior Product Development Specialist, Tokio Marine HCC – MIS Group.

Expected Weather Conditions for the British Open, PGA Championship & U.S. Senior Open: *Please note, typical weather is based on the first day of the tournament.*

British Open
July 21-24, Royal Troon, Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland
    Name of course: Royal Troon
    Misery index score: (6) not a bad day for golf at Royal Troon.
    Typical temperature: 57.4 – 57.8 F
    Typical wind speed: 9.7 – 11 MPH (strong breeze)
    Typical precipitation: 0.09 – 0.14 in
The risk of rain is 57 percent, as rain has occurred on this date 21 out of the past 37 years.

PGA Championship
July 28-31, Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.
    Name of course: Baltusrol Golf Club
    Misery index score: (6) not a bad day for golf at Baltusrol Golf Club.
    Typical temperature: 62.7 – 79.4 F
    Typical wind speed: 5.4 – 6.1 MPH (light breeze)
    Typical precipitation: 0.09 – 0.17 in
The risk of rain is 37 percent, as rain has occurred on this date 14 out of the past 38 years.

U.S. Senior Open
July 28-31, Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
    Name of course: Scioto Country Club
    Misery index score: (7) great day for golf at Scioto Country Club.
    Typical temperature: 62 – 77.2 F
    Typical wind speed: 5.5 – 6.3 MPH (light breeze)
    Typical precipitation: 0.06 – 0.12 in
The risk of rain is 34 percent, as rain has occurred on this date 13 out of the past 38 years.

Atlas Travelcast complements an Atlas Golf insurance policy from Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group. Atlas Golf policies provide coverage for loss of, or damage to, golf equipment, and offer an equipment rental benefit—which includes three levels of coverage. Standard Atlas Travel medical insurance coverage is also included in the Atlas Golf line. Benefits include emergency medical evacuation, accidental death and dismemberment, emergency assistance, and up to $2 million in medical coverage.

About Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group: Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, IND., and is a full-service insurance company that offers international medical insurance and short-term medical insurance products designed to meet needs of consumers worldwide. Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group is a subsidiary of Tokio Marine HCC, a leading specialty insurance group.

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