Woods, Donald, Westwood primed for 141st British Open
LYTHAM ST ANNES, July 19 — Tiger Woods will start as favourite to win his 15th major title while Luke Donald and Lee Westwood spearhead the home challenge in the 141st British Open starting later today.
Briton Barry Lane will hit the first shot at 0530 GMT local time under what should be clear skies following a sudden break in the wet weather which has left the links course drenched in water and even more difficult than usual.
Woods will be among the early starters, going out at 0942 with England’s Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia of Spain.
Westwood begins his latest bid for a first major title in the company of US Masters champion Bubba Watson and Japan’s Yoshinori Fujimoto at 0820 GMT.
World number one Donald must wait until 1343 GMT before setting out with four-times major champion Phil Mickelson and Australian Geoff Ogilvy.
Defending champion Darren Clarke is also going out early, alongside former winner Ernie Els of South Africa and American Zach Johnson at 0809 GMT. — Reuters