The third week of July is arguably the most important of the golfing year — depending on which side of the pond you reside. The Open Championship returns to Royal Birkdale for the first time since 2008 and while all eyes will be on the big names there are plenty of ancillary characters looking to make their mark on the history books over the next four days.

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Now that the John Deere Classic is in the books, the greatest players on Earth will turn their focus towards the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. For many, this week will be one filled with positive vibes and good feels — but for others, it’ll be a week wrought with concern and self-doubt. 

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I’ve got to be honest — looking at the field for this week’s Greenbrier Classic is kind of disappointing. There are less “stars” in this week’s event than newest season of “Dancing with the Stars.” I wouldn’t say I had a “Major League” moment (“Rickie Vaughn? Willy Hayes? I never heard of most of ’em. Mitchell Freedmen? Who are these _____ guys?”) but, yeah, it wasn’t good. 

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Good day, friends and degenerates! It’s time, once more, for your chance at (almost) free money! The PGA Tour rolls into (kind of) our Nation’s Capital for the Quicken Loans National. While the Big Cat won’t be in town, there are plenty of PGA Tour big dawgs ready to take down the title and add valuable FedExCup points…

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The PGA Tour shifts gears and heads down I-95 towards our Nation’s capital for the Quicken Loans National. While the tourney’s long-time host — Tiger Woods — isn’t expected to play (duh) or even be on property while he deals with personal issues, there is still plenty of star power teeing it up this week at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. 

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