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FOXSports.com's Robert Lusetich has a preview of the British Open. Find out who Lusetich thinks will hoist the Claret Jug.
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Hi I'm Bryan Webber the British Open is the third major tournament of the year for preview. I'm pleased to be -- about foxsports.com. Senior golf writer Robert -- adage. Robert what's the week like for you in the golfers as you travel from all over the world to the UK you deal with unique conditions of the open championship. Well it's certainly different that the that the China Japan -- usual rough. Certainly. Leading obviously not a stats with a with a PGA tour. Is mostly buys stuff. Luckily LB flying British Airways -- well old business clubs would be six foot fully flatbed. Work the trip over his certainly one of the will be comfortable. The the great thing I think about going out of a two to the to the British Open businesses. -- this is how the game began this is where it began and and you can really. On the offense the baton and and it's it's it's really a -- and that and critical experience. Rory McIlroy is dominated conversation in golf after making history the US open. The 22 year old big favorite to win the British Open as well what do you think. Well you know certainly the way you play congressional. It was it was target risk. And and -- -- that that I put that lively but. But let's remember that that last year -- Louis Cardinals won the British Open -- seven shots. In a performance that again was it was I -- target risks. You know he's found it hard to come back. And I think that roaring not -- to -- certainly been in the mix for the last three measures. That's you know it's very very difficult to win back to back might do -- unless you're you know you're someone. Lockett slugger awards. He did he deserves to be one of the favorites he's certainly. As the guy in for a so work because certainly Rory McIlroy deserves to be the favorite. Defending champ Louis blues thousand had a top ten finish of the US open but he's had an up and down year. All eleven of the last twelve majors have been won by different golfers in the south African change that trend. Well I immediately got in Florida the article I've always thought the the way that he swings the club. He's very calm. By nature. He really has the guy include -- to play well he seems more comfortable in Europe even though it. He's the south African he spent most of his formative years was spent in Europe. I I think however we have and that this Europe parity there's a lot of guard definitely can win and that's what we think we just. Keeps -- a different winner every talk with my agent and and and -- again reflective of the year that we're in. Robert Tiger Woods decided not to play in the British Open that you know we hasn't played competitive golf since pulling out the players championship. After merely nine holes he think Tigers toward -- pack it in for the rest of the year. Well I think it's at least 5050 that he packs it in and we don't see him and so are the late in the year that. At his tournament Chevron challenge other -- -- in California. -- Potentially not until -- -- San Diego next year. -- he could show up for the PGA at Atlanta athletic club. I would suspect that if he does that. He would probably wanna play a lead in -- which would be the week before. The Bridgestone invitational at five -- -- won seven times. Were up at that gives him a -- full weeks from. Four weeks to get ready and I don't know that that's enough thought he has not. Meant even met with -- swing coach Sean Foley just since the players championship. And for weeks again -- little bit of -- Let's wrap up -- a prediction I hate to mention this but you're only two in the majors this year -- with tiger to take the masters and Luke Donald to the US open. Who do you think is going to captured the -- -- Well abroad thanks very much for reminding me of -- -- that the first -- values. But look you know why I am going to go with a guy that. I didn't even think would be in the field. But is now in the field and -- Sergio got via. That suddenly the complete -- -- got to pick. But so I really think he's good he's coming around to his favorite tournament. He played very well at the US open. With a with a top part finish and I think that we will see Sergio work. Maybe this'll be the -- maybe this'll be it may -- says he has finally win that major and and contesting my agent number forty -- and remember Phil Mickelson. 47 by 21. Those first points of the budget like go -- Okay Robert thanks so much for the inside still forget spots which dot com actually covered for all your golf neat I'm Bryan Webber. We'll see next --