We’re past the halfway point in the 2017 Summer of golf. And bloody hell it’s time for the British.
Major season kicked off in April when Sergio Garcia won the Masters at Augusta. Brooks Koepka took the U.S. open in Wisconsin in June with a historic sixteen under par.
So now we head to Northern England for the 2017 Open Championship (fancy words for British Open). The tournament is at Royal Birkdale Golf Club. Think natural sand dunes, thick fescue and really tight greens… a links course typical for this tournament.
The keys to success at Royal Birkdale: precision off the tee and a filthy short game, distance won’t do much for ya. Also, the weather is going to suck so you better have your big boy pants on and suck it up.
The average age of Open winners is 38, compared to the other majors that average a 28 year old. So the old farts have a chance!
My Three Favorites (yes, they are all American):
Jordan Spieth because how can you not pick him, plus this is the last time we saw him on the course:
Rickie Fowler: He’s playing the best golf he has in a while and might be the most consistent guy this year. Plus he’s awesome on links courses and is thirsty for a major.
Phil Mickelson… you crazy man.
Phil has always been the guy to do whatever he wants and see if it works. After missing the U.S. Open for his daughters graduation (#fam) he’s back in the group. A fan favorite across the world and one of the older guys that isn’t new to this whole Open Championship thing.
So sit back, grab a cup of tea or an ice cold one and enjoy a weekend of golf. Follow @TheCCall for score updates.