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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It’s that time again! Mother’s Day weekend on the PGA Tour — and that means a couple things.

First, it’s PLAYERS Championship week. The tournament everyone who can’t win a major wants to win! Until recent years, wins at the PLAYERS were the, “yeah, but” answers to the likes of Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia.

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2016 WGC HSBC ChampionsShanghai, China – The biggest event of the young 2016-2017 PGA Tour season kicks off on Wednesday night, when golf’s best travel to China for the 2016 WGC HSBC Champions.

With a strong field that includes FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy, the 2016 WGC HSBC Champions promises to add to the growing reputation of the event.

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2016 Ryder Cup Friday FoursomesChaska, Minnesota – 2016 Ryder Cup Friday Foursomes Predictions for September 30th:

2016 Ryder Cup Friday Foursomes – Match One

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed (USA) vs. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson (Europe)

Based on past Ryder Cup performance, this sets up well for the Europeans. Rose and Stenson are a combined 6-2-2 in Ryder Cup foursomes play, and were 3-0-0 as a team in 2014. The American duo of Spieth and Reed, meanwhile have never won a foursome’s match.

This edge is offset somewhat by form and health issues. Spieth and Reed were both relatively sharp in the PGA Tour playoffs, both reaching the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Neither Rose nor Stenson qualified for the final stage, Rose due to uninspired play and the big Swede due to injury.

Predicted result – Halve

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