Is an American golfer destined to win The Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland?
While American stars have often had difficulties in international competitions—see the Ryder Cup—they have dominated at the Scottish golf site.
Since Bobby Locke of South Africa won at Troon in 1950, American golfers have reeled off six straight victories at the site, and they have the firepower to do it again. Those winners were Arnold Palmer (1962), Tom Weiskopf (1973), Tom Watson (1982), Mark Calcavecchia (1989), Justin Leonard (1997) and Todd Hamilton (2004).
Golfers such as Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler appear to give the United States a solid opportunity of making it a lucky seven in a row.