Previewing the 142nd British Open Championship at Muirfield, the third golf major of 2013.
The famous British weather can often disrupt golf tournaments, and the Open Championship has seen plenty affected by sudden changes in conditions that have dramatically and adversely affected play.
This year however, that might not prove the case, for summer has remembered to arrive in the UK.
All week the Muirfield course is expected to be bathed in sunshine, meaning that the event is set to play out rather differently from the last time it hosted the Open Championships in 2002, when heavy rain and biting winds resulted in Tiger Woods shooting 81, the worst round of his professional career.
Woods will be relieved that scenario appears unlikely to occur again, but may find this year’s tournament a tricky one to win.
The American is certainly the favourite to win, but is closely followed by recent major winners Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy. Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell will also hope to come close to claiming the championship, with consistency the key across all days of the tournament.
British Open tickets are proving hugely popular with golf fans this summer, eager to take advantage of this fleeting sunny spell, and fanatix can think of little better than watching top class golf.
Check out the beautiful course in the video below: