Weekly Preview: The Open Championship

Weekly Preview: The Open Championship

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

Open Championship

Royal St. George's
Sandwich, Kent, England

The PGA Tour heads across the pond for the final major of 2021.

 Of all four majors, it seems like the opinions on the Open Championship vary the most, at least on this side of the pond. I understand both viewpoints, those who think the Open Championship is too quirky to deliver a true champion, and those that love seeing a major on a links-style course once a year. Most often I fall into the latter category as I just like seeing something different from time to time. I like seeing guys putt from the fairway or hit irons off the tee on par-4s when appropriate. I don't like ridiculous bounces on good shots however and that's what we might be in for this week. Royal St. George has produced some surprise winners recently, but for those that want the cream to rise to the top this week, look no further than 2011. Yes, Darren Clarke was a surprise winner, but Dustin Johnson and a near-prime Phil Mickelson were close behind. This course can be maddening at times, but if the best players in the world can keep it together, there should be plenty of fire power on the leader board come Sunday afternoon, uh, morning. Another thing to like about the Open Championship, you still have the entire day to do whatever you want after the final round!

LAST YEAR

This tournament was not held last year, but in 2019 Shane

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only Golf Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire Golf fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
Weekly Recap: Red, White and Blowout
Weekly Recap: Red, White and Blowout
Weekly Preview: Ryder Cup
Weekly Preview: Ryder Cup
FanDuel PGA: Ryder Cup
FanDuel PGA: Ryder Cup
DraftKings PGA: Ryder Cup
DraftKings PGA: Ryder Cup