5 Golfers Who Absolutely Won’t Win the 2014 British Open

5 Golfers Who Absolutely Won't Win the 2014 British Open

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The British Open is one of the most unique tournaments of the year when you combine the weather, fescue and rolling greens. It truly tests the abilities of every golfer. It's a different kind of golf, and some players' games just cannot adjust. Here are five golfers who have no chance of winning at Royal Liverpool.

5. Rory McIlroy

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5. Rory McIlroy

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Strictly based on talent, Rory McIlroy is often the favorite in every tournament he entered. Would I be shocked if he shoots a 64 on the first day? No, I wouldn't, but I would be shocked to see him keep that sort of consistency throughout all four rounds. For an example, look no further than the Scottish Open last week. He shot a 64 in Round 1 and a 78 in Round 2. That's not good enough to win this major.

4. Dustin Johnson

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4. Dustin Johnson

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Call this one a gut feeling, but although Dustin Johnson has had a good track record as of late at the Open Championship, I can't see this being the first major win for Johnson. His short game is just not good enough to deal with the undulating greens and fairways.

3. Bubba Watson

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3. Bubba Watson

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Bubba Watson has never finished better than T-23 at the Open Championship, and that won't change this year. He hits the ball too high, and it gets affected by the wind. His game just doesn't fit the links style.

2. Tiger Woods

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2. Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods returns to Royal Liverpool, a course that Woods previously dominated in his last Open Championship win. Regardless of that success, it's hard to pick Woods to win this week coming off the back surgery. He only played in one tournament, and he missed the cut. I will never count out Tiger, but I can't see him winning this week.

1. Martin Kaymer

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1. Martin Kaymer

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This has nothing to do with form and more to do with history. Only five guys have ever won the U.S. and British Opens in the same year, with the last coming in 2000 by the aforementioned Tiger Woods. It's just too difficult for a player to do, and it's a feat that Jack Nicklaus couldn't even pull off. Kaymer may contend, but he certainly won't win it.


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