This year, the Open returns to Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland – To mark the occasion Golfcare are proud to present our 2013 Open Championship infographic.
Muirfield last played host to the tournament in 2002, when veteran South African star Ernie Els held his nerve against Frenchman Thomas Levet to secure a win. The first Open Championship was held in 1860, making the tournament the oldest of the four major championships. It’s also the only major to be held outside the United States.
Among the bookies’ favourites to win this year’s Open are Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood. While Woods has won 14 major championships – more than any other golfer – he hasn’t won one since 2008. McIlroy won the US Open in 2011 and the PGA Championship in 2012, but has so far endured a difficult 2013 – something he’ll be looking to put right at Muirfield. Westwood, meanwhile, is yet to win his first major title despite having finished runner-up in both the US Open and the Masters in 2010.
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