<image="1" align="left" />THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 GUIDE
Jason Day: coming off a bad injury and has not shown a liking for links golf, but will surely win a major one day.
Marc Leishman: has a game that is well-suited to the weather that is likely to bob up at a seaside venue, coming from Warrnambool. His form has been okay, so would not surprise to see him bob up.
Brett Rumford: Has made only one cut in his last six European events, so form suggests he may not contend.
Rhein Gibson: NSW professional who qualified by finishing top-three at the Australian Open. Notable for having shot 55 in a round in the United States several years ago.
John Senden: Having another good year including a victory, but has never finished better than 35th at an Open Championship.
Bryden Macpherson: Victorian pro who made his way through qualifying. Has previously played in the Open and the Masters as the British amateur champion, but there for the experience this week.
Notable Thursday hit-off times (AEST):
Tiger Woods watch
Tiger Woods, a three-time Open champion, is playing just his second tournament after returning to the game from back surgery. Woods says he aims to win, but realistically he is bound to have some rust in his game. He missed the cut at Congressional in his first start since rehab a few weeks ago.
There will be huge interest in his performance. ESPN, the American broadcaster, has dedicated a whole channel to showing his every move at Royal Liverpool, where he won the Open last time it was played there in 2006.
2012 Ernie Els (Lytham)
2011 Darren Clarke (Royal St Georges)
2010 Louis Oosthuizen (St Andrews)
2009 Stewart Cink (Turnberry)
2008 Padraig Harrington (Royal Birkdale)
2007 Padraig Harrington (Carnoustie)
2006 Tiger Woods (Royal Liverpool)
Friday 18 July: 6.00PM – 5.00AM AEST (FOX SPORTS 3)
Saturday 19 July: 7.00PM – 4.30AM AEST (FOX SPORTS 3)
Sunday 20 July: 8.00PM – 5.00AM AEST (FOX SPORTS 3)