The Open Championship Brings Back Style And Excitement
The Open Championship is coming up this week with the worlds top golfers playing in one of the most historic tournaments in the world.
Golfer Justin Thomas will be playing in style during the Open Championship this week.
A cardigan and a tie. Or as many golf historians know, what everyone used to wear.
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) July 17, 2017
Yes… a woven knit skinny tie with a cardigan. Won't be fully buttoned up, no problems swinging at all.. can't wait to rock it! https://t.co/LAkwM0l0DC
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) July 17, 2017
Thomas’s wardrobe is very different from the rest of the field. The usual golf polo and golf pants are being rotated out with a throw back feel. Thomas’s outfit will remind the golf community with the old style.
This year’s Open Championship is being played at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Online betting sites have Thomas at +5000 to win the Open Championship with Dustin Johnson leading all golfers with a +1400 line.
Thomas isn’t the only golfer who will be styling out at the Open. Jordan Speith has smart tech clothing by Under Armour.
Spieth calls the Open Championship the easiest major to win, just because of the smaller field.
“I’ve kind of seen a bit of everything in four years’ time,” said Spieth. “To say that it may be the easiest of the majors to win, if you had to pick a major, just because the draw can take out half a field.
“But the type of golf you have to play is totally different than what we see in the other three majors.
“So I’m not saying it’s easy based on competition or anything like that, I’m strictly saying that because a lot of the time some of the field is thrown out and you’re actually playing against a smaller field, your percentage chances go up.”
The favorite to win it all pays homage. Dustin Johnson’s outfits pay respect to the Championships history as well as the gray skys that are often overhead throughout the entire tournament.
The Open Championship tees off Thursday. Below is the tv viewing schedule and the tee times for Thursday and Friday’s pairings.
TV Schedule (Eastern Time)
Thursday, July 20
1:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Golf Channel
Friday, July 21
1:30 am – 4 pm on Golf Channel
Saturday, July 22
4:30 am – 7 am on Golf Channel
7 am – 3 pm on NBC
4:30 pm – 6 pm on NBC
Sunday, July 23
4 am – 7 am on Golf Channel
7 am -2 pm on NBC
Open Championship live stream: Follow the tournament online at the official site for the Open Championship
(all times local — Royal Birkdale is five hours ahead of Eastern time):
6:35 a.m., Rd. 1/11:36 a.m., Rd. 2: Mark O’Meara, Chris Wood, Ryan Moore
6:46 a.m., Rd. 1/11:47 a.m., Rd. 2: Phachara Khongwatmai, Maverick McNealy (a), Stuart Manley
6:57 a.m., Rd. 1/11:58 a.m., Rd. 2: Stewart Cink, Sandy Lyle, Jeunghun Wang
7:08 a.m., Rd 1/12:09 p.m., Rd. 2: Paul Broadhurst, Thongchai Jaidee, Roberto Castro
7:19 a.m., Rd. 1/12:20 p.m., Rd.2: Tom Lehman, Byeong Hun An, Darren Fichardt
7:30 a.m., Rd. 1/12:31, p.m., Rd.2: Soren Kjeldsen, Billy Horschel, Danny Willet
7:41 a.m., Rd. 1/12:42 p.m., Rd. 2: Matthew Fitzpatrick, Steve Stricker, Emiliano Grillo
7:52 a.m., Rd. 1/12:53 p.m., Rd. 2: Jason Dufner, Branden Grace, Bryson DeChambeau
8:03 a.m., Rd. 1/1:04 p.m., Rd. 2: Alex Noren, Russell Knox, Ian Poulter
8:14 a.m., Rd. 1/1:15 p.m., Rd. 2: David Duval, Prayad Marksaeng, KT Kim
8:25 a.m., Rd. 1/1:26 p.m., Rd. 2: Younghan Song, David Horsey, David Fritelli
8:36 a.m., Rd. 1/1:37 p.m., Rd. 2: Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Charles Howell III, Shiv Kapur
8:47 a.m., Rd. 1/1:48 p.m., Rd. 2: Russell Henley, Fabrizio Zanotti, Peter Uihlein
9:03 a.m., Rd. 1/2:04 p.m., Rd. 2: Alexander Levy, Brendan Steele, Webb Simpson
9:14 a.m., Rd. 1/2:15 p.m., Rd. 2: Wesley Bryan, Anirban Lahiri, Alfie Plante (a)
9:25 a.m., Rd. 1/2:26 p.m., Rd. 2: Darren Clarke, Gary Woodland, Harry Ellis (a)
9:36 a.m., Rd. 1/2:37 p.m., Rd. 2: Padraig Harrington, Pat Perez, Thomas Pieters
9:47 a.m., Rd. 1/2:48 p.m., Rd. 2: Henrik Stenson, Si-Woo Kim, Jordan Spieth
9:58 a.m., Rd. 1/2:59 p.m., Rd. 2: Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas
10:09 a.m., Rd. 1/3:10 p.m., Rd. 2: Brooks Koepka, Hideki Matsuyama, Tommy Fleetwood
10:20 a.m., Rd. 1/3:21 p.m., Rd. 2: JB Holmes, Brandt Snedeker, Shane Lowry
10:31 a.m., Rd. 1/3:32 p.m., Rd. 2: Richard Bland, Shaun Norris, Luca Cianchetti (a)
10:42 a.m., Rd. 1/3:43 p.m., Rd. 2: Yiken Chang, Chan Kim, Mark Foster
10:53 a.m., Rd. 1/3:54 p.m., Rd. 2: Sung-Hoon Kang, Tony Finau, Matthieu Pavon
11:04 a.m., Rd. 1/4:05 p.m., Rd. 2: Alexander Bjork, Joe Deane, Robert Streb
11:15 a.m., Rd. 1/4:16 p.m., Rd. 2: Robert Dinwiddie, Julian Suri, Adam Hodkinson
11:36 a.m., Rd. 1/6:35 a.m., Rd. 2: Andrew Johnston, Adan Hadwin, Todd Hamilton
11:47 a.m., Rd. 1/6:46 a.m., Rd. 2: John Daly, Adam Bland, Connor Syme (a)
11:58 a.m., Rd. 1/6:57 a.m., Rd. 2: William McGirt, Toby Tree, Jamie Lovemark
12:09 p.m., Rd. 1/7:08 a.m., Rd. 2: Matthew Griffin, Austin Connelly, Matthew Southgate
12:20 p.m., Rd. 1/7:19 a.m., Rd. 2: Cameron Smith, Bill Haas, Callum Shinkwin
12:31 p.m., Rd. 1/7:30 a.m., Rd. 2: Michael Hendry, Brian Harman, Martin Laird
12:42 p.m., Rd. 1/7:41 a.m., Rd. 2: Ernie Els, Ross Fisher, Bernd Wiesberger
12:53 p.m., Rd. 1/7:52 a.m., Rd. 2: Tyrell Hatton, Martin Kaymer, Aaron Baddeley
1:04 p.m., Rd. 1/8:03 a.m., Rd. 2: Zach Johnson, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia
1:15 p.m., Rd. 1/8:14 a.m., Rd. 2: Andy Sullivan, Joost Luiten, David Lipsky
1:26 p.m., Rd. 1/8:25 a.m., Rd. 2: Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, Paul Casey
1:37 p.m., Rd. 1/8:36 a.m., Rd. 2: Matt Kuchar, Richie Ramsey, Ryan Fox
1:48 p.m., Rd. 1/8:47 a.m., Rd. 2: Kevin Kisner, Charley Hoffman, David Drysdale
2:04 p.m., Rd. 1/9:03 a.m., Rd. 2: Jimmy Walker, Hideto Tanihara, Thorbjorn Olesen
2:15 p.m., Rd. 1/9:14 a.m., Rd. 2: Jhonattan Vegas, Brandon Stone, Sean O’Hair
2:26 p.m., Rd. 1/9:25 a.m., Rd. 2: Daniel Berger, Pablo Larrazabal, Yuta Ikeda
2:27 p.m., Rd. 1/9:36 a.m., Rd. 2: Paul Lawrie, Kevin Chappell, Yusaku Miyazato
2:48 p.m., Rd. 1/9:47 a.m., Rd. 2: Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel
2:59 p.m., Rd. 1/9:58 a.m., Rd. 2: Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Lee Westwood
3:10 p.m., Rd. 1/10:09 a.m., Rd. 2: Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari, Marc Leishman
3:21 p.m., Rd. 1/10:20 a.m., Rd. 2: Scott Hend, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Bubba Watson
3:32 p.m., Rd. 1/10:31 a.m., Rd. 2: Paul Waring, Kyle Stanley, Kevin Na
3:43 p.m., Rd. 1/10:42 a.m., Rd. 2: Giwhan Kim, Xander Schauffele, Andrew Dodt
3:54 p.m., Rd. 1/10:53 a.m., Rd. 2: Haotong Li, Kent Bulle, Haydn McCullen
4:05 p.m., Rd. 1/11:04 a.m., Rd. 2: Jbe Kruger, Nick McCarthy, Ashley Hall
4:16 p.m., Rd. 1/11:15, a.m., Rd. 2: Ryan McCarthy, Laurie Canter