5 Golfers Under the Most Pressure at the 2014 British Open

5 Golfers Under the Most Pressure at the British Open

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The 2014 British Open will have one very important thing that the other major tournaments this year didn't have. That is a Tiger Woods. Him taking the course at Royal Liverpool will make the Open all that more exciting. However, see where he ranks among the golfers who are under the most pressure entering the tournament.

5. Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer
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5. Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer
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Martin Kaymer was once the No. 1 ranked player in the world. That aside, he won the last major. A player instantly has added pressure once he takes home a major. That is especially true when that player won the last major.

4. Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson
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4. Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson won this tournament last year. Plus, he is Phil Mickelson. He is one of the most popular golfers in the world. Like Tiger Woods, he is always expected to compete at a major.

3. Adam Scott

Adam Scott
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3. Adam Scott

Adam Scott
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Adam Scott is ranked No. 1 in the world rankings. That alone puts some pressure on him. Although being the No. 1 ranked golfer doesn’t mean Scott is the best player entering the tournament, it still counts for something.

2. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy
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2. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy has struggled ever since he signed a massive deal with Nike, but he should get his game completely back at some point. McIlroy is considered a superstar in golf, and this superstar has plenty of eyes watching him every single tournament. This is not just any tournament, though. This is the British Open.

1. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods
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1. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods is probably not expected to dominate the field this weekend. He probably isn’t even predicted to take home the trophy. We are talking about Tiger Woods, though. He dominates the golf headlines and is all about winning the majors. Although he isn’t at the top of his game, he will without a doubt have the most pressure on him in the 2014 British Open.

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