The final major of the 2019 season takes place this week at the 148th edition of golf’s oldest championship: The Open Championship. Last year, Francesco Molinari earned his first-ever major championship by two strokes over 4 players at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland. The Italian will defend his title at the 2nd Open Championship to be hosted in Northern Ireland at Royal Portrush.
Several of golf’s biggest names will look to add their names to the Claret Jug once again. Past champions in the field include recent winners Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and 2013 champion Phil Mickelson. The field also features a few multiple Open champions, which includes 3-time winner Tiger Woods and two-time winners Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington.
Along with Tiger, U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland and Brooks Keopka seek to solidify Player of the Year options with a win this week. Notables in the field looking for their first major include current FedEx Cup points leader Matt Kuchar, fan-favorite Rickie Fowler, and Irish star Shane Lowry.