Stakes High For Many Golfers At British Open

PGA Tour Coverage and Updates Winning one of golf’s major championships is a feat that never goes away. In 1969, an Army veteran named Orville Moody won the U.S....

PGA Tour Coverage and Updates

Winning one of golf’s major championships is a feat that never goes away. In 1969, an Army veteran named Orville Moody won the U.S. Open. He played in 266 tournaments on the PGA Tour and never won another. Yet he’s part of legend, an outlier who grabbed a bit of glory never to be forgotten.

So as the lads get ready to tee off Thursday in the 147th British Open at Carnoustie, we’ll look at a few with the most to gain from a prestigious win:

Tiger Woods: This is first British Open in three years after multiple back surgeries. He could use a win of any kind in his comeback, but this would be special (and his 15th major).

Jordan Spieth: He has not won a tournament since his British Open victory a year ago at Royal Birkdale.

Justin Rose: Has never finished better than fourth in the British Open (1998, as an amateur). A win would lift him from No. 3 in the world to the top spot in the rankings.

Tommy Fleetwood: The Englishman may represent the world’s hopes to break the grip of Americans on majors (five straight wins by the Yanks dating to the U.S. Open in 2017). Fleetwood holds the course record at Carnoustie (63), but the links layout has been baked and burned by a hot summer in Scotland and will play hard and fast.

Brooks Koepka: He has won the U.S. Open in consecutive years but often says he feels like he hasn’t earned enough respect for that feat. OK, win another major and we will all bow low.

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