July 11 2011
The tee times for this week’s British Open have been released. Here’s a look at just a few of the notable groups for the first two rounds at Royal St. George’s:
RORY McILROY, ERNIE ELS, RICKIE FOWLER — McIlroy comes off his record-setting U.S. Open win, and joins another young star in Fowler, with Els in the mix with his major championship pedigree.
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN, MARTIN KAYMER, PHIL MICKELSON – The defending champ in Oosthuizen, the reigning PGA champ in Kaymer and Mickelson, who has four major titles but has rarely contended in this one.
LEE WESTWOOD, STEVE STRICKER, CHARL SCHWARTZEL — Absolutely no one would be surprised if the winner came out of this threesome. Westwood may be the best player without a major; Stricker’s the top American without a major; and Schwartzel showed his skills in winning the Masters three months ago.
GRAEME McDOWELL, JASON DAY, BUBBA WATSON — McDowell has a major; Day seems to be zeroing in on one, having finished in the top 10 in the last three; and Watson will seek to rebound from his missed cut at the French Open.
LUKE DONALD, RYO ISHIKAWA, SERGIO GARCIA — Donald seems to be the darling pick this week to win his first major, but Garcia has played well lately. Maybe it’s finally time for him.
NICK WATNEY, MATTEO MANASSERO, ANGEL CABRERA — Cabrera needs a British Open to move three-fourths of the way to a career Grand Slam. Watney is a popular pick to end the American drought in majors.
DUSTIN JOHNSON, IAN POULTER, YUTA IKEDA — You’ve got to think that Johnson and Poulter will win at least one major each in their careers. Perhaps this is the week.
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