• The Masters: Not this year’s most anticipated Major?

    The Masters
    Not everyone's favourite Major

    Compleat Golfer assembled a panel of golf writers and influencers and asked what Major they were looking forward to most… the answers were surprising.

    ROUND ONE TEE TIMES

    FROM THE MAG: Patrick’s ever so unpopular

    Dale Hayes – former professional golfer and commentator: The Open Championship at Royal Portrush. It’s one of the world’s great old golf courses and is full of genuine golf fans. An extra plus is that it will be the last Major of the year. A win by Rory McIlroy would be spectacular.

    Grant Hepburn – GolfRSA CEO and Compleat golfer instruction coach : I always enjoy The Open and am often fortunate enough to attend the tournament. In 2019 it is in a particularly beautiful part of the world.

    Denis Hutchinson – former professional golfer and commentator: It has to be The Open, which I look forward to every year. It will be special at Royal Portrush because they haven’t played it there since 1951 during the Bobby Locke years. The last time I was there was when I was commentating at the Irish Open in 2012 when Jamie Donaldson won. I believe there have been a few changes to the course since then, though.

    Gary Lemke – Head of Team Compleat: I’ve never been within a hundred miles of Royal Portrush, but the golf course experience seems amazing. One of the great links courses in the world, the Northern Ireland club will host The Open Championship in 2019 for only the second time.

    Wade Pretorius – Digital Editor : I guess most will say The Masters, but for me The Open is going to be special. I can’t wait to see how Royal Portrush shapes up.

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