2021 British Open Golf Review

by Admin

Over the course of this past weekend yet another beautiful major championship was played in the world of golf. This time it was taken overseas, with the British Open wrapping up just yesterday. As with all tournaments there are many highs and lows throughout that make the tournament special year after year. Today we will be discussing those highs and lows as well as the winner, and what lies ahead after the British Open. Enjoy!

Starting with the lows, it wouldn’t be fair to talk about a golf event without saying the name, Bryson DeChambeau. As always he was grabbing a lot of people’s attention going into the tournament, discussing how this is the first time taking his strategy to links golf. Well it unfortunately ended in a low this week when he shot a score of one over par on the first day. This will not seem like a big deal to most, but it was his comment about his driver after hitting four fairways that day that grabbed everyone’s attention. In a post round interview, DeChambeau simply said “the driver sucks” and his sponsor, Cobra, did not take this lightly. Expect to see more lows from DeChambeau in the future.

As for a high, not counting the winner, Louis Oosthuizen played lights out during all but the final day of the tournament. Setting a low bar on the very first day and walking out with a lead had all eyes on him going into the weekend. Although he finished Sunday with a score of one over par earning himself a spot tied for third, he nearly holed out for an ace from 243 yards. Thisshot could have definitely swung the tournament in his favor, but it was short but what looked like a few inches. Either way this birdie was too little too late for Oosthuizen.

Time to talk about the winner, Collin Morikawa! With this major victory he is one of the youngest players in the history of the Tour to have multiple major victories. This win over the weekend has put his name in with the likes of Tiger Woods! Besides Morikawa, Jordan Spieth came in a close second finishing two strokes behind the victor. Although Spieth didn’t win, it goes to show his potential for a comeback in his career, if winning the Valero Texas Open wasn’t enough. This has Spieth fans, including myself, excited to see where his career goes from here.

Looking forward, we have the upcoming Tokyo Olympics which actually has a lot of golfers excited! Players like Tommy Fleetwood, amongst others, are proud to be representing their country on the largest scale possible. They could win many other tournaments, but not many golfers will be able to say that they have won an Olympic gold medal for the sport. Besides the Olympics, the PGA Tour playoffs are coming up soon as players rally towards the Fedex Cup. Although the majors are done for the year, there is still a lot of good golf left to be played.

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