My favorite tournament of the year is finally here. If I had one event I could win it would be the Open Championship – I just love the effects of the weather and the truly brilliant golf courses on the Open rota.
Last time at St. Georges Ben Curtis was the grateful recipient of Thomas Bjorn’s untimely demise in a greenside bunker. By the way – has anybody seen or heard from Mr. Bjorn since that fateful day?
This year I really like the chances of the young guns and were I a betting man I would have a hard time going against these five:
Rory McIlroy – Golf’s new golden boy. He simply must be on everybody’s shortlist of champion golfer candidates. After the dominant showing at Congressional and last years showing at St. Andrews and this year at Augusta…you get the picture.
Louis Oosthuizen – Not sure why I like him as he hasn’t done much in the year since holding the Claret Jug (top 10 at the US Open), but I just feel he’ll be inspired to be playing major championship links golf.
Rickie Fowler – a stellar showing at last years Open Championship after a horrible opening round. He is due for something good to happen…
Dustin Johnson – he’s got to show up at some point this year in a major right? I believe he’ll come from out of nowhere to challenge this week.
Charl Schwartzel – okay I know I have two young South Africans on my list, maybe I’m biased, but who can argue with this pick. A win and a top 10 in majors thus far this year…..I look for the bantamweight to be there come Sunday!
We can only hope for similar weather to last year – firm, fast and a stiff breeze off the Dover coast. I love it!
What fabulous terrain for a golf course! Just watching the Open Championship inspires me to take a golf break and get out and play some links golf. There is no better style of golf to play. Enjoy!
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