There is a cliché in golf about how dinner always tastes better when a round ends on a positive note. Make a clutch birdie on 18, and it will be delicious. Make a bogey, and you might need help washing it down.
As is always the case at golf’s marquee events, there are no shortage of tantalising storylines leading up to Thursday’s first tee shot. Here are five to keep an eye on as you relish the return of The Open.
Despite the silver medal, Jordan Spieth will be the headliner from Colonial. But give it up to Jason Kokrak. He battled Spieth on Spieth’s playground in front of Spieth’s crowd and came out with the victory.
While you may not necessarily be betting on Spieth this week at the Masters, you would be dumb to bet against him. Just ask Eddie Pepperell, who fired up the Twitter machine on Monday morning to make the following wager: