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The Open Championship

theOpen-iPad-0001Golfs third major tournament of the year is upon us, and a very talented field is set to take on the difficult yet historic Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England; in the . This year Hoylake will host The Open for the twelth time. There are a number of changes made to the course since the last Open in 2006, for example, there is a new green on the 1st hole and 13 bunkers that have been removed. This course is the only one on The Open that is reconfigured for the Championship

There will be approximately 156 competitors that will play 36 holes of stroke play on the 17th and 18th of July. The top 70 players and ties will play a further 36 holes on the 19th and 20th of July. The winner of these holes will be the player with the lowest 72 holes in total. In case of a tie, the players will play a four hole play-off. The victor will be the player with the lowest four holes in total. If there is still a tie, the play will continue on over the 18th until a winner arises. The presentation ceremony will be held right after the conclusion of play.

Plenty of big names and intriguing story-lines will be on full display when the prestigious Open 
Championship kicks off on Thursday.Tiger Woods will participate in his first major of the year on a course that yielded his last British Open title. looks to right the ship and successfully defend the title he earned last year at Muirfield. Rory McIlroy will attempt to earn his first Open Championship title.The list goes on and on. So, which golfer in this year’s field will give his story-line a happy ending? Which ones don’t stand much of a chance?

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