The Open Championship is living up to its hype. Jordan Spieth continues to lead and from the looks of things, he is on his way to another Major Championship. He is definitely the main attraction right now, but given that Branden Grace shot a 62 on moving day, anything can happen!
The final day of any Major Championship has its pressures and The Open is no different. The history attached to the Claret Jug adds that extra something that might tip the scales during the last 9 holes at Royal Birkdale.
History provides some possible insight into today’s action and if history tends to repeat itself as suggested over and over, Jordan Spieth might not run away with the final leg of The Open Championship. Spieth is a great player and with two wins already this year, has proven he can handle the tough matches, but today he will have to be on form to win his third Major.
The Royal Birkdale is the game changer for this year’s Major. Demonstrated by the low scores on moving day, steady state playing for the leaders may not be good enough. Any player in the top 5 have a legitimate chance to win. Of course, Jordan Spieth is the favorite and will likely close everyone out, but there is an outside chance that someone else will step up and snatch another Major from Spieth.
As a Canadian, I hope that Austin Connelly plays the round of his life and walks away with the Claret Jug. He was not on my radar earlier, but now that he is in the hunt and my original pick, Justin Rose, is playing for pride today, I am going to throw my support behind my fellow Canadian. Regardless of who wins, the final round of The Open Championship is going to be exciting to watch.
Who is your favorite today?
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This article was written by Jim Burton from The Grateful Golfer golf blog.