Jun 21, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; Jordan Spieth waves to the crowd after completing the final round of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
It seems like just yesterday that the U.S. Open took place, but that is not the case. About a month has passed already and now we turn our attention to The Open Championship.
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The majors are always exciting, but The Open Championship this year feels a little bit different; this one feels really special.
Not only is The Open taking place at the Old Course at St. Andrews, but Jordan Spieth is on a quest to winning his third major in a calender year.
It’s not every year you get a perfect storm like this. 2015 is a year in golf that we should really be grateful for and really embrace.
Like for The Masters and the U.S. Open, DraftKings is offering up 1 million dollars to the winner of their Millionaire Maker. It only costs twenty bucks and you only need one shot. The winner of both The Masters and the U.S. Open only used one entry to win. So, it can be done.
The big key will be the weather. I’ll be keeping an eye on the weather all the way up until tee time just to see which wave will be get the better end of the stick.
What happened last year, which I have kept in the back of my mind, was how different the wind was in the morning and afternoon. Last year, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott got different ends of the stick.
McIlroy got the benefit of playing in the morning on Thursday and afternoon on Friday when the wind wasn’t as bad. Scott got the opposite of that, yet he still managed to finish in the top five.
I can’t help but think what would have happened if they swapped tee times. How much would that have effected their results? It’s something to think about and keep in mind.
If there isn’t much of a difference in the morning and afternoon tee times then, obviously, you don’t have to factor that in. And if there isn’t much wind in general, then that really benefits the bombers who will just overpower St. Andrews without much resistance.
There are a lot of different factors you’ll have to think about at The Open more so than any other major.
Anyway, I think we’ve set the table efficiently enough. Let’s get to the reason why you are here and get into the 2015 Open Championship DraftKings Fantasy Picks.
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