Open Championship starts Thursday. Read a preview piece looking the the official world ranking of the recent winners (OWGR).
Of the last 19 winners
9 of 19 ranked in the world top 10
17 of 19 ranked in the top 55( hate retrofitting of stats but just done it myself🙄)
The 2 outliers where Darren Clarke ranked 111 (tournament held in N Ireland-stewards enquiry? 🤔) and Ben Curtis rated 200th based in the world at the time- let's face if the 200th ranked player wins chance are he's not your selection.
Seems only the best need apply- probably not saying anything golf fans didn't already know, but will stop my usual mad bombing on outsiders. Oh and it does get windy in N Ireland🤯
Going to wait till I see the draw and play on Wednesday evening with an eye on the weather forecast pick some top 50 players, who may look to have an early Thurs/late Friday tee time or vice versa in the "best "of the weather.
What can go wrong?🤣