We’ve given you a field analysis, an update on world rankings, a fantasy analysis, tv times, a Rory/Charl showdown, the apparel for the Nike athletes, a look at their custom apparel and some other stuff.
What are we missing? Here are the 9 Nike athletes playing at Royal St. George’s starting tomorrow;
Group 6 @ 7:25am – Simon Dyson, Gary Woodland and Thomas Bjorn
Really good group for Dyson – Bjorn is a professional with a T2 here in 2003 and Woodland may struggle, but I like this for Dyson and I think he’ll make the cut.
Group 11 @ 8:20am – Francesco Molinari, Stewart Cink and Tetsuji Hiratsuka
Tetsuji is the wild card here, this is his 2nd Open Championship start, but Francesco and Cink would play off of each other well.
Group 14 @ 8:58am – Paul Casey, Ben Curtis and Aaron Baddeley
This is a good group. I’m liking the groups so far, trying to put a veteran in each group.
Group 29 @ 11:53am – Scott Jamieson, Kenneth Ferrie and Chad Campbell
Great group for Scott. He’s playing with two veterans, but he’s actually playing the best group for the 3 of them.
Group 32 @ 12:26pm – Anthony Kim, Sandy Lyle and Rory Sabbatini
I don’t like that RSabbs is playing with AK – he’s reckless and won’t do much to elevate AK’s game – but playing with Sandy Lyle could be a great thing.
Group 36 @ 1:10pm – Lucas Glover, Hiroo Kawai and Robert Karlsson
Hiroo won the Cupnoodle Championship this year. Pretty awesome. All of them have won in the past year.
Group 41 @ 2:10pm – Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood and Steve Stricker
Each of them has 2 wins this season. This is a party group. Girls love.
Group 47 @ 3:16pm – Justin Leonard, Kurt Barnes and Jeff Overton
This is Kurt Barnes 2nd Open championship, missing the cut last year. Overton has Top 15 finishes in each of the last 2 Open championships. Leonard is a champ. Another great group.
ALL TIMES BST (+3 hours EST…+4 hour for me)