Tomorrow at 06:35 local time the 1985 Open champion Sandy Lyle will tee off and will give the start of the 147th Open Championship. 156 players will give their best to lift the Claret Jug on Sunday, but the weather forecast for some rain on Friday and gentle breeze during the weekend means that only the best from the best will contend on Sunday.
The defending champion Jordan Spieth doesn’t have the best season in his career so far but he hope to repeat his magic performance from last year Open at Royal Birkdale.
“Hopefully it’s only out of my possession for a week because The Claret Jug is the coolest trophy that our sport has to offer." – @JordanSpieth
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 16, 2018
It seems that the 2013 Open champion Phil Mickelson thinks that the short game will be the key this week at Carnoustie that’s why he is practicing hard.
The first person you tag has to let you try a flop shot on them 👇😂
🎥 @timmick29 pic.twitter.com/9yW87Ib4pB
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 17, 2018
Tiger Woods is the many people’s favorite this week when he comes back at the Open after missing the last two editions of the tournament due to injury.
Tiger has arrived at Carnoustie. “It’s going to be a real interesting test in how we’re going to manage our way around this golf course,” said Woods, who will tee off Thursday at 3:21 p.m. local time, 10:21 a.m. ET. – TGRhttps://t.co/lSG2aDX490
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) July 17, 2018
World number one Dustin Johnson will make his first appearance since last month U.S. Open Championship where he was leading after the first three rounds, but finished 3rd, two shots behind the champion Brooks Koepka.
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) July 16, 2018
Padraig Harrington, the last Carnoustie Open champion is back on the course and ready to win his 4th career major championship.
— Ronan Flood (@FloodRonanflood) July 14, 2018
The Masters champion Patrick Reed,who finished T23 on the links at Gullane Golf Club last week at the Scotish Open, is ready to contend and win his first Open.
— Patrick Reed (@PReedGolf) July 17, 2018
Lee Westwood, who will make his 24th Open appearance in a row is also impressed by the speed of the fairways.
It’s not often the fairways run faster than the greens! pic.twitter.com/YHKvWfOUG7
— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) July 17, 2018
Paul Casey is another of the home favorites who will pursue his first major title.
One of the most popular caddies in the history of the game returns to the professional scene this week. Fanny Sunesson, famous for looping Nick Faldo in his glory years, with Sir Nick for four of his six major championships, including two Open victories, will work with Adam Scott for this week Open Championship.
— Sir Nick Faldo (@NickFaldo006) July 17, 2018