Thoughts on the Open Championship...

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Mitch D

While The Masters ranks at the top of my list for favourite tour stops through out the year, The Open is a VERY close second.

Rich in history, tradition and unique shots!  It is always fun to watch the best in the world hit creative shots that rarely come up at any other tour stops.  Pot bunkers, hard roles, sloping putts, fescue........

What is your favourite part of The Open Championship?
Where does it rank amongst your favourite tour stops to watch?
We look forward to hearing your thoughts below!

Mitch D
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Darius V

As much as I love the Masters, to me the Open Championship is the golf event that is so steeped in history it is the one to watch.

I was fortunate enough to play a few of the venues, including Muirfield a few years ago, and the golf on a course like that is significantly different than what we play here.

What I find disappointing is the media making such a big thing about the membership rules at Muirfield. Let us focus on the quality of the game and the competition. Links golf is a thrill to watch. So much more to deal with when you have to hit your ball to a spot while keeping in mind how far it is going to run on the ground before it comes to a stop. I love the fairway bunkers that automatically will cost you a stroke unless you make an amazing putt to save par.


Michael Martysiewicz

Yes the Masters is a great tournament and to win a green jacket is very special but in my opinion, if i was on the PGA tour i would like to have the Open as my first major win, due to the history behind the Open and the claret jug especially winning a tournament at the home of golf. If i had a choice to win i would want to win the Open at St. Andrews and of course with a bag full of titleist equipment !

Darius V

Well - We have seen the completion of day 3 at The Open, and I have to say it has been very interesting to watch how links golf can make the pros work so hard to shoot good scores.

The hidden bunkers and the fairways sloped to guide a slightly off track ball into a shallow grave of sand are doing their part to keep scores down. No relief for a wayward shot that goes into the trees because there are no trees ! The golfer can see where they have to hit the ball, but often "can't get there from here" because the fescue prevents them from hitting the shot they need. No throwing the ball high up over a hazard with a lot of back-spin for the wind will catch the ball and lead it into another bunker that lies lurking behind or beside the green !

I love it !  A true battle of nature forming a golf course and the best of the best trying to tame it :)

Sunday should be an interesting finish. Anything can (and will) happen. Can hardly wait to see how it ends.

Hoping that Lee Westwood can pull it off - A golfer that deserves a few good breaks to go along with his skill to finally get a Major on his resume !