The 2016 British Open

As the oldest of the four major professional golfing championships, the Open Championship is the only major golfing event that takes place outside of the United States. Held in the United Kingdom each year, the British Open follows the US Open and The Masters tournaments. Last week both Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, ranked 16 and 35 in the world, respectively, withdrew from the Open, both citing injuries as the reason. Replacing them at the 2016 British Open will be Colt Knost and Jamie Lovemark, CBS Sports noted.

After a second-place finish at both the 2015 Open Championship and the 2015 US Open, all eyes are on Louis Oosthuizen. Though the odds aren’t totally in his favor this year (odds put him 33/1), there’s no doubt that Oosthuizen will find himself inching closer to the title. More likely than not, however, is that the tournament will come down to 2015 and 2014’s winners: Zach Johnson and Rory McIlroy. This year marks the 145 golf championship, which will take place, once again, at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland from July 14 to July 17.

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