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Royal St. George's
Sandwich, Kent, England
The PGA Tour heads across the pond for the final major of 2021.
Of all four majors, it seems like the opinions on the Open Championship vary the most, at least on this side of the pond. I understand both viewpoints, those who think the Open Championship is too quirky to deliver a true champion, and those that love seeing a major on a links-style course once a year. Most often I fall into the latter category as I just like seeing something different from time to time. I like seeing guys putt from the fairway or hit irons off the tee on par-4s when appropriate. I don't like ridiculous bounces on good shots however and that's what we might be in for this week. Royal St. George has produced some surprise winners recently, but for those that want the cream to rise to the top this week, look no further than 2011. Yes, Darren Clarke was a surprise winner, but Dustin Johnson and a near-prime Phil Mickelson were close behind. This course can be maddening at times, but if the best players in the world can keep it together, there should be plenty of fire power on the leader board come Sunday afternoon, uh, morning. Another thing to like about the Open Championship, you still have the entire day to do whatever you want after the final round!
This tournament was not held last year, but in 2019 Shane