Open 2010 at St. Andrews

In just over 2 weeks time the Open Championship will once again return to the home of golf, and I personally cannot wait to attend.  St. Andrews is a fantastic place to spend time during any summer, but when the Open is taking place there, the entire area explodes with excitement.  Due to work commitments, I won’t be able to attend every day, but I do plan on being there for the past champions challenge and the 3rd round at the very least.  I’d say that this year’s championship promises to be more exciting than most as Tiger is no longer the dominant force that he once was and there are countless players at the top of their game. I still think he will feature on the leader board come Sunday…but he certainly won’t be winning by record margins like he has done in the past.

Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, and Paul Casey are the 3 Europeans that I am tipping to do well.  As for the American hopefuls, I’d say that Phil Mickelson is the favorite.  He always seems to be there or thereabouts in the majors these days and he’s also aiming to topple Tiger from the top of the world rankings.  The Open is such a great championship and usually produces some sort of fairytale story; so maybe we’ll see an outsider take the title this year.  Ben Curtis (2003) and Todd Hamilton (2004) would certainly fall into this category – so it can be done.

Regardless of who wins the Open in 2010, it is sure to be an exciting tournament and hopefully we will witness some more magic at St Andrews.

By Gary Sheppard.  Gary has been with PerryGolf for over 4 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.