There is a great deal of excitement surrounding the 2018 British Open this year as golf returns to it origins for one of the four annual majors. Many feel that this tournament is one of the most difficult of the year and forces players to think outside of the box in order to be victorious. So what are some bold predictions for this years British Open?

  • We Will See The Return Of The Old Tiger
  • The Winner Will Be Someone Familiar
  • The Winner Will Adapt To Weather The Best

We Will See The Return Of The Old Tiger

The Tiger effect will be in full swing during this British Open. Many feel that it is the tournament where he will finally break back into the spotlight and reestablish his role as one of the top golfers in the world. If he can tap back into the golf he was playing before his multiple back surgeries, there is no doubt that Tiger Woods will be a force to be reckoned with. At the end of the day, no one wants to be going down to the wire with Woods.

The Winner Will Be Someone Familiar

The British Open is rarely a time when a new face breaks out onto the scene. Expect to see someone familiar hoisting the Claret Jug this Sunday as this course tends to chew up and spit out newcomers. SOmeone like Dustin Johnson who is famous for bombing the ball a mile or a recent winner of the Open like Jordan Speith could easily find themselves back on top. While the field will certainly be competitive, it is unlikely that we will see a dark horse winner this year.

The Winner Will Adapt To Weather The Best

The British Open rarely sees four rounds of golf without any extreme wind or rain. Undoubtedly, the player that is able to adapt the best to rain or play their ball into crushing winds will poise themselves to be victorious this week. Historically, players like Jim Furyk and Justin Rose have been some of the best in the rain so if they can play solid golf while the sun is still shining, they have a very good chance of making a run on Sunday afternoon.