This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.
Below are our 2014 British Open rankings. This list is geared toward winner-take-all leagues and leagues that reward the lowest aggregate score, but it can serve other leagues as well, no matter the nuances.
|1. Rory McIlroy|
Note: Finished 3rd at the Open Championship in 2010 and notched six top-10s on the PGA Tour in 10 starts.
|2. Adam Scott|
Note: Scott has elevated his game since winning the Masters in 2013 and finished 3rd and 2nd in his last two Open starts.
|3. Justin Rose|
Note: A recent winner at the Quicken Loans National, Rose is a clear favorite with his ballstriking prowess and elevated play since his 2013 U.S. Open triumph.
|4. Martin Kaymer|
Note: Won both The Players Championship and the U.S. Open in convincing fashion, Kaymer is at the height of his powers and will look to add a third major since 2010.
|5. Phil Mickelson|
Note: After a magical Sunday 66 to win his first Open Championship last year, Mickelson will defend his title but has yet to post a top-10 finish this season.
|6. Tiger Woods|
Note: After missing the cut in his return from an 11-week back injury layoff, Woods is clearly a wildcard but the last time the Open was at Royal Liverpool he raised the Claret Jug.
|7. Henrik Stenson|
Note: Top-15s at both the majors this season and a runner-up at Muirfield last year but the Swede on the short list to win at Royal Liverpool
|8. Jason Day|