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141st edition of Open Championship set to get underway in England

07-19-2012 15:57 BJT

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The 141st edition of the Open Championship is set to get underway in England. This year’s tournament appears to be as wide-open as any in recent memory, with no clear cut favorite heading in, just like there hasn’t been for the last few years. In fact, the last 15 majors have been won by 15 different golfers, so don’t be surprised if that trend continues.

One other stat to throw your way, if Tiger Woods captures his fourth Claret Jug, he would regain top spot in the world rankings, put your hands up if you saw that coming six months ago.

The British Open will be staged at Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s which, unlike traditional links-style courses, is notorious for its bunkers and thick rough. But, like most Open championships this will be a test of nerves and wise play as the golfers not only has to battle the course, but the elements.

Windy conditions will play havoc with anyone who tries to get too aggressive, so keeping the ball in play will be the order of the day on this track.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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