Golf’s original Major, The Open is staged on a rotation of demanding links courses shaped by nature in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

To win this championship is not only about going up against the weight of history, but also the forces of nature in the form of harsh links courses and unpredictable weather conditions. Lifting the iconic Claret Jug has been the crowning achievement for some of the game’s greatest players, including Rolex Testimonees Tom Watson, Gary Player, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

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  • Phil Mickelson
    Winning The Open at Muirfield in 2013 ranks high on the list of career achievements for Phil Mickelson, arguably the most successful left-handed golfer, whose tally of more than 50 professional titles includes six Majors.

  • Jon Rahm
    Jon Rahm broke through at the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines to claim his first Major victory, the latest milestone in a burgeoning career. Since turning professional in 2016, the Spaniard has had success on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Jordan Spieth
    With victory in 2017 at Royal Birkdale and two other top-10 finishes, Jordan Spieth has the proven championship pedigree to excel at The Open. The American belongs to a very exclusive club as one of only two players to win three of golf’s four men’s Majors before his 24th birthday. 

  • Justin Thomas
    The winner of the 2017 PGA Championship, Justin Thomas is always a player to look out for at the Majors. Victory at THE PLAYERS Championship in 2021 made him only the fourth player to notch 14 PGA TOUR® wins before his 28th birthday.

  • Tom Watson
    In the history of The Open, few golfers have garnered the same success as American Tom Watson, who held aloft the Claret Jug five times between 1975 and 1983.

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