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Rory McIlroy's British Open homecoming is new level of pressure

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For the first time in 68 years, the Open Championship will be played outside of Great Britain – at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

The Open, too, is the final of this event, with PGA Championship, traditionally played in August, having been moved to May.

List of compelling storylines to this Open.

(A) The Portfolio (s), (1) (1) (c). Open in June at Pebble Beach.

The last time Woods went with that strategy, skipping from the PIC Championship at Bethpage after not playing following the Masters.

Another top storyline involves Brooks Koepka, who was unable to win the U.S. Majors in which are played. But he finished second to Gary Woodland. Before winning the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in May, he was unable to win the Masters. But he finished second to Woods.

Does that categorize and slump for Koepka? How will he bounce back at the British Open – which is the winner of his tie for sixth in 2017?

What will Woodland, winner of his first career major? Woodland has played just once since his U.S. The Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.

Rory McIlroy – who's looking for his first major championship?

Is a confounding case, because he isn’t playing poorly. Pig triumph, he has 11 top-10 finishes, five in the top-five. Arnold Palmer Invitational, he, too, has five non-majors.

To win another major soon. T Added to a home game for him. McIlroy grew up about a 45-minute drive away from Portrush, in Holywood. So outside expectations.

Speaking of local connections, Graeme McDowell | Winning the status Ud. Open, have his way back into relevance. That was climaxed by his tie for eighth at the RBC Canadian Open, which qualified him for this Open.

One of his life-long goals t

“To play the Open Championship here at Portrush in front of my dreams about a young boy,” McDowell said. “It's going to feel epic on that first tee. Portrush. T It 's going to be very special.

“Growing up there and always dreaming of seeing the Claret Jug in the trophy cabinets and the photos from 1951) t in the hometown. ''

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