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9 Ways To Win The British Open

The keys to winning this year's Open Championship at Hoylake

July 2014
Tom Watson

Don't worry about distance

There's a reason why guys like Tom Watson and Greg Norman have contended at the Open well into their 50s. Yes, their games have always suited links golf, but it's also a tournament that minimizes the importance of bombing it. The ball runs a long way on the firmer turf, making long irons a popular choice off the tee. Of course, Tiger Woods famously hit just one driver during his win at Hoylake in 2006 -- not that we would recommend using such an extreme strategy, even at a course that will feature narrower fairways in 2014. Conditions were unusually dry that week and it was Tiger Woods at arguably the peak of his ball-striking prowess.
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