Open Golf Championship 2020: in Royal St. George’s

Royal St. George's, Sandwich, UK Start Date: 16/07/2020 End Date: 19/07/2020

The Open Golf Championship 2020

The Open Golf Championship is, without doubt, one of the most illustrious sporting events in the world.

  • In 2020 the competition will be played in Royal St. George’s Golf Club

Not only is it the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf, it has one of the oldest trophies in the world of sport, the Claret Jug.

The Open Golf Championship

The host courses for the Open Golf Championship are on a rotation but there is one element which ties them all together.

  • In 2020 the competition will be played in Royal St. George’s

The tournament is mostly played in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland.  The common factor in these venues is links courses.

 

Links Golf

A links style golf course is the oldest type of course in existence.  It features undulating fairways and greens, with sand dunes located on the coast. The host of the 2018 Open, Carnoustie Golf Links, matches this description and has proved a very difficult venue for players over the years.

Four of the previous seven winners of the Open at Carnoustie carded winning scores which were over par.  Many players have failed to tame the course and the conditions.

In 1999, Paul Lawrie won the event with a score of 6 over par and this will be the second time the Open will be played at Carnoustie since then. The course is the longest on the current Open rota, playing to 7,421 yards and featuring 110 bunkers.

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Tough for Defending Champions

The defending Open champion is Jordan Spieth.  The American will be hoping he can become the first man since Padraig Harrington in 2008, to win the Open back-to-back. Interestingly, one of Harrington’s wins came at Carnoustie.

So, there is a little bit of history for Spieth but there will be one man in the field who has already completed that feat.  He has three Open Championships to his name and that man is Tiger Woods.

There is no doubt Woods is targeting a major win this season.  The local golf fans will be keen to see one of the greatest players in the history of the sport back to his best. The crowd will also be cheering for Rory McIlroy, another player who has come back well from injury this season.

Many of the top names in world golf, including Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose look fit and hungry.

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The Home Favourite

However, McIlroy has an excellent recent record at the Open, finishing first, T5 and T4 in his last three appearances.  His performance at the Masters shows he has a major in him this season. If you fancy having a little bet on the Open this year, you could do a lot worse than back the Northern Irishman, who will have the crowd behind him.

By Bill Funke

 

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