The Open Championship; An open race

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The Open

The oldest of the four majors is here, on the most tricky green of all.

As much as golfers love the majors and all the demands surrounding them, we strongly believe if they had their way, these pros would rather not tee at Carnoustie (if their competitiveness let them).

Carnoustie is a mean green, with burns that just feed on golf balls, deep bunkers, narrow fairways, you name it. The wind is also another factor that plays a big role out in Scotland, leading to us thinking there could just be major “unexpected” in his years Open.

Between the biggest name in golf, to the game’s bad boy, we look at who’s in this year’s championship

Dustin Johnson

He is world number one for a reason, despite missed opportunities at the previous majors to mark his territory. A good start at Shinnecock Hills faded behind some very poor putting, but Dustin gas just the kind of game that could very well prove effective on te green of Carnoustie.

There is no reason why he shouldn’t be considered as a favorite, he has all his chances and the right kind of form.

Patrick Reed

Golf’s bad boy will be back again at another major and may just wear his green jacket again as a reminder to all those who continue to overlook him.

His showing at Shinnecock Hills was something to behold as he ramped up the birdies early, but ultimately fell short.

His best performance at The Open is a T-12, and he’ll have to find his mojo away from US soil.

Sergio Garcia

If I were a betting man looking for a big payday, I’d go with this guy. Garcia has 10 top 10 finishes in the British Open, including two runner-up spots, and after breaking his major’s duck with a win at last year’s Masters, the belief is that the flood gates may just well be opening up for him.

Tiger Woods

In what he has described as  his “best chance” at a major title the year, expect Tiger Woods to charge into this year’s event. It’s been a good decade now since a major roar from Tiger, but his recent form has got us buzzing again as usual.

If Woods can do a better with his starts then we could be in for more than just the strong run we are predicting for Tiger. Get your Tiger trackers ready.

Jordan Spieth

Lest we forget, Spieth is the defending champion, and though his season has not been ideal, one can never count a proven winner out. He said he needed some time away from the game, which he took.

We can’t rule him out.

Amongst the other names here, U.S Open champion Koepka, and former world number one Rory McIlroy will be looking to refresh memories with solid runs.

It could very well be a carnage in Carnoustie, or the game according to the bookmakers, but our take? Expect the unexpected