Majors Value Meter: British Open
Majors Value Meter: British Open

This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.

Below are our 2018 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. Check the comments section for golfers who are scratched.

FAVORITES

1. Dustin Johnson
After being stuck on no majors for a long time, Johnson has now been stuck on one for more than two years (2016 U.S. Open). But he's playing well lately, and he has a sneaky good track record at the British. Johnson was a co-runner-up to Darren Clarke in 2011, with two more top-10s and two more top-15s.
2. Rory McIlroy
McIlroy certainly is not at the top of his game, especially on the greens, but he does thrive in the Open. Since winning in 2014, the Northern Irishman has top-fives the past two years, plus another back in 2010. On the other hand, his tie for 28th at the Irish Open two weeks ago did little to inspire.
3. Tommy Fleetwood
Fleetwood arrived at his backyard last year – he grew up around the corner from Royal Birkdale – and promptly fell flat on his face with an opening 6-over 76. He recovered to not only make the cut but tie for 27th. Fleetwood is among the best in the world tee to green and, as long as he handles the pressure and expectations, he should be in the mix come Sunday. He has the confidence-builder in knowing that he holds the
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Len Hochberg
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