Analyzing The Open

We’ve been getting into all the festivities of The Open here at gottaGolf. So much so, this weeks blog is tailored to bring you a special look at The Open. We will analyze the field, certain players, the course, and of course the history of golf’s most historic championship.

The Field

To begin, we’re going to be taking a look at the field. First off we are going to take a look at those who qualified and those making their debut. We have a few surprising players who had to qualify, most notably being Paul Dunne. He is of Irish descent currently playing golf at UAB. He is said to be one of the best amateurs to be playing in the tournament.

Next, we take a look at those who exempted qualification, the players you probably know. We have a field of strong competitors from the European Tour such as: Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose, Angel Jimenez, Jonas Blixt, Thomas Bjorn, just to name a few. We also have a strong field from the PGA Tour including: Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and the formidable Jordan Spieth.

Our Pick

Our favorite to win is Jordan Spieth. The 21 year old has already won 2 majors and we can’t see him slowing down anytime soon. Coming off a win at the John Deere Classic, we certainly see him carrying his winning form to The Open. There are a few players from the European Tour who will want a win on ‘home ground’ and could be a threat to Jordan, along with some experienced veterans from the PGA Tour who know this course all too well but we see no way of stopping the red hot Jordan Spieth.

The Course

The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all. The Old Course is a historic links course in Scotland and is considered by many to be the home of golf.

Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug – first presented in 1873 – is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport.

From earlier greats such as Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Henry Cotton and Walter Hagen through modern legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros to exceptional talents of today Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, the greatest players in the world have faced the unrelenting challenge of The Open for more than 150 years

We are very excited for the rest of The Open, and we hope you are too.

Do you have any traditions for The Open weekend? Let us know on gottaGolf for a chance to win our “Open goodie bag”!

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