2018 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
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The 147th Open Championship is set to begin this Thursday as it returns to the iconic Carnoustie Golf Links. The oldest and therefore arguably most prestigious of the major championships, this year’s Open is poised to once again be a test of skill, patience, wit, luck and perseverance.
As the best golfers from the world descend upon the game’s place of origin, so too will the eyes of fans across the globe. Whether in-person or through television, golf fans will again be transfixed on the Open Championship and the pursuit of the best trophy in golf: the Claret Jug.
To many though, the Open Championship means more than just another major. It is a chance to relish in the sport’s deep, traditional history. It’s a blend of the past and present. It is quite simply a golf purists dreams tournament. It is golf the way it should be played – with a demand for thoughtfulness in a player’s versatility in changing that approach alongside weather and a course that can change in the blink of an eye. And the required skill to put it all together on the world’s biggest stage.
Thursday: Golf Channel, 1:30 am – 4 pm
Friday: Golf Channel, 1:30 am – 4 pm
Saturday: Golf Channel, 4:30 am – 7 am / NBC, 7 am – 3 pm
Sunday: Golf Channel, 4:30 am – 7 am / NBC, 7 am – 2:30 pm
This year’s Open will surely provide the excitement all of us are looking for. Carnoustie, Scotland has experienced a drought through the past month and the course is playing as difficult as it ever has. As the established, veteran tour players aim to add to their legacy, the young stars are hungry to cement their place in golfing history. Add to that the implications of this being a Ryder Cup year and it is hard to imagine a better test of golf paired with this many narratives.
And it all begins Thursday, July 19th!
Read on for our full preview of the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links.