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Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Caps play host to the Habs in a playoff battle, while the Orioles meet the A’s, and the Cubs get a visit from the Brewers.
Tiger Woods is the heavy +350 favorite for The Masters at BroburySports.com, but that’s just a small part of the huge story brewing.
The best golfers in the world will tee it up in Turnberry, Scotland this Thursday at the British Open. The Open Championship as it is popularly called is the only major on the PGA Tour not played on U.S soil. However, the Open Championships offers one of the most historic spectacles in sports. The British Open dates back to 1860 making it one of the oldest and prestigious events in golf. The open links courses are known for the extremely deep bunkers and wide open layout. Turnberry has hosted 3 previous British Open Championships dating back to 1977. The Ailsa Course will be the sight of this year’s venue which measures at 7,204 yards on the par 70 course. The course has been rumored to not be as challenging in years past giving up two winning 72 hole scores at an impressive 12 under par by Tom Watson and Nick Price. However, this year the course has seen 21 additional bunkers and lengthened to make it difficult for the best golfers in the world. The question is who will be able to have their name inscribed on the Claret Jug given to the winner of every British Open?
The United States Open will return to Bethpage Black in New York for the 2nd major of the season in a mere few weeks. Tiger Woods is the defending U.S Open Champion when the tour last visited Bethpage Black back in 2002. The 2002 U.S Open was among one of the most difficult U.S Open’s in recent memory as Woods was the only player to finish the tournament under par. The 2009 U.S Open has all the makings to be another difficult venue for the top golfers in the world. Bethpage Black has undergone some physical changes for this year’s major. The course has been lengthened to 7,496 yards making it the 2nd longest major in U.S Open history. The greens have been reshaped to give what golfers a risk/reward type approaches. Other than the excitement of returning to a difficult golf course, the main question surrounding the 2009 U.S Open is will Tiger Woods win his 2nd straight U.S Open backing up the brilliant performance last year at Torrey Pines.
The PGA Tour first Major golf tournament of the year kicks off every April from Augusta Georgia at the home of The Masters. Outside of being just one of the four majors on the PGA Tour, The Masters is a tournament that provides high competition among the best golfers in the world on one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. The 2009 Masters will be the first Major Tournament that Tiger Woods will make his return in after winning the U.S Open last season and having to have year ending knee surgery in a matter of days following his victory. Woods has always played well at Augusta owning 4 green jackets and two runner-up finishes the past two seasons. However, Woods will be accompanied by the best players in the world all fighting for a chance to conquer Augusta National.