It’s time for the third golf major of the year and that means it is The Open Championship weekend. This year’s competition is taking place at Carnoustie in Scotland, one of the oldest courses on the tour and one that caused American players plenty of problems last time the event was held here. The Open Championship is the only major that is held outside of the USA and so it always provides a different sort of challenge to events like The Masters or The US Open. Links golf is always exciting and The Open Championship has thrown up plenty of surprise over the years. Whatever happens, we should be in for a thrilling weekend of golfing action in Scotland.
There are plenty of strong British players heading to Carnoustie with a point to prove, none more so than Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irish golfer won this event back in 2014 and will be desperate to do the same again this time around. The one thing that could let him down could be his putting, as that seems to have escaped him in recent months. Another Brit with his eyes on the prize will be Justin Rose. Rose’s best finish in this tournament is 4th place, but he has looked in solid form recently and will come into this tournament with a real chance of picking up a victory.
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