May Jon Rahm win a second straight main after that incredible U.S. Open win at Torrey Pines last month?
We expect so (see beneath!).
He’s one in every of our 10 golfers who will certainly win the 2021 British Open, which begins Thursday at Royal St. George’s. We’ve accomplished this earlier than (and, ahem, Rahm was on the list the last time), and that is different than our best bets — no odds right here, simply who’s profitable the Claret Jug by the point the ultimate spherical on Sunday ends.
So let’s run by way of this record of 10 very gifted gamers, one in every of which is able to win the most important this week:
Spieth received the 2017 British Open by three strokes and has had a rebound season this yr. I’ll take his placing at a British Open any time he’s teeing it up on this main. — Andy Nesbitt
He’s the favourite for a cause. He’s on an unreal heater that included 4 top-10s, only one missed reduce, and there would have been maybe one other win at The Memorial if he hadn’t been pressured to withdraw. Any record like this has to incorporate him, even when he hasn’t been THAT nice in earlier British Opens. — Charles Curtis
Oosthuizen seemingly finishes second in each main he performs in. He does have one main win, although, which got here on the 2010 British Open. I may simply see him profitable this week. — AN
I really feel like I decide him for each main as of late, however he simply received a European Tour occasion and I believe he’s poised to win in spots like this any day now. — CC
Poulter was a shot away from being within the playoff final week on the Scottish Open. He’s by no means received a significant and deserves a significant and is enjoying like he can win a significant. Seeing him win one in his dwelling nation could be so superior. — AN
I don’t care that he hasn’t performed in a British Open in his life. He had by no means play a PGA Championship after which received it in 2020. He’s coming into Royal St. George’s with 5 finishes of 14th or higher in his previous few begins, so yeah, he’s completely on this record for some good causes. — CC
Westwood is well one of the best participant to have by no means received a significant. He has 19 top-10s and 12 top-5s in majors, which is wild. He completed second on the Gamers in March and has been enjoying nicely currently. It’s unattainable to not root for Westwood and it will be fairly candy to see him get a win this week. — AN
How has JT solely received one main? I believe that would change this week. He has the precise type of sport that may succeed on a hyperlinks course and he had his finest end at a British Open in 2019. Oh, and he regarded actually god on the Scottish Open final week (T8). — CC
The 26-year-old Brit misplaced within the playoff final week on the Scottish Open so he’s coming into this week with a ton of confidence. He has 9 top-20 finishes this yr and ought to be in rivalry this Sunday. — AN
That’s proper, I’m going with somebody flying below the radar (it was going to be Brooks Koepka, however c’mon, it’s virtually assumed that he’s going to be a contender at a significant).
Fleetwood has had his share of struggles this yr, however the final time he performed within the Open Championship, he completed second. On a course like this, he ought to thrive. — CC