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Back to basics - Trends-Trends on PC

Back to basics – Trends-Trends on PC

The British Open, which begins this Thursday, is to golf what Wimbledon is to tennis: a high mass, a mixture of history and tradition. And what better place to celebrate its 150th anniversary than the Old Course in St. Andrews, the cradle and temple of the discipline? At a time when world golf is going through the most serious existential crisis of the modern era with the schism created by the dissident Saudi circuit (the LIV Golf Invitational), this return to basics stands as a true symbol.

The British Open, which begins this Thursday, is to golf what Wimbledon is to tennis: a high mass, a mixture of history and tradition. And what better place to celebrate its 150th anniversary than the Old Course in St. Andrews, the cradle and temple of the discipline? At a time when world golf is going through the most serious existential crisis of the modern era with the schism created by the dissident Saudi circuit (the LIV Golf Invitational), this return to basics stands as a true symbol. The Old Course hosted its first Open in 1873, crowning local champion Tom Kidd. Since then, he has hosted the event 29 times, crowning most of the great champions like Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones, Severiano Ballesteros and of course Tiger Woods. The former world No. 1 lifted the Claret Jug at St. Andrews in 2000 (with a phenomenal score of -19) and in 2005. What if he did it again this year? Despite a still fragile knee, the “Tiger” made the trip to the Mecca of swing and it’s not necessarily to make up the numbers. Flat, rather short, very strategic, the course is tailor-made for his style of play. And he knows, of course, all the pitfalls. To win on the legendary Scottish links, you don’t have to flex your muscles and hit supersonic drives. You have to be subtle to avoid the famous pot bunkers, tame the wind so as not to frequent the rough and, above all, master diabolical greens with a thousand and one slopes. In short, use his experience and his talent. So why not imagine a new feat? That said, it’s not the contenders who are missing on the number one tee. Winner of the recent US Open, Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick dreams of giving his country its first Claret Jug since 1992 and the victory of Nick Faldo. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy is in good shape and aims to end eight long years without a major title. The Spaniard Jon Rahm, the Australian Cameron Smith and the Norwegian Viktor Hovland have ants in the swing. And the Americans landed full of ambitions, like Colin Morikawa (defending champion), Scottie Scheffler (world No. 1), Justin Thomas (winner of the PGA Championship) or Xander Schauffele (winner of the Scottish Open last Sunday). And as usual, many outsiders are in ambush! In short, everything is in place for the great golf festival with, as a bonus, ideal weather: sunshine for the postcard and wind to complicate the challenge!

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