The open is just around the corner and all the big guns are finally hitting some form going into the prestigious tournament including forgotten heroes Paul Casey and Graeme McDowell. Paul Casey just two weeks ago won the Irish Open at Carton House and is 6 under par after two rounds in the Scottish open this week. Casey’s last win on the European Tour came in 2011 and has yet to make an impact on the sport since, until the Irish Open. Similar to that of Graeme McDowell who is always fighting a hook which has led him to a troubled career but also a well-respected and rewarded one as the former US open winner won the French Open last week by four shots and extremely comfortable at that.
Phil Mickelson is also looking comfortable going into the Open as he is 6 under par after his first round and is yet to improve on that in his second round as he tees of this afternoon. Mickelson ventured over to Scotland this week to get a feel of the links style course that will be similar to the one at Muirfield next week. Mickelson hopes to improve on his poor form in the British Open and hopes to put that right. Phil may struggle as he often has the tendency to not really know where his tee shot will end up. But after shooting a good 6 under par yesterday he seems to be in a good shape and not phased by the unusual style of course that he does not often meet. He hopes to change his poor record here and show us the form he has in the US as he has won 35 US competitions, that is some record.
Zach Johnson also looks like he has hit a nice run of form as he sees himself tied for the lead at the John Deere Classic in America. He is tied at 7 under par alongside yet another forgotten name, Camilo Villegas. Johnson is looking for his first win since his win at the John Deere Classic 12 months ago. He shot a flawless round with 7 birdies which is a needed run of form and a confidence booster for this former masters winner and brilliant golfer.
With the Open close to kicking off, the excitement brews and everyone eagerly awaits. But who will win?