Will Royal Birkdale be Garcia's crowning achievement?

Can Sergio Garcia get that majors monkey off his back? And which Ernie Els will show up at Royal Birkdale? ESPN.com's Jason Sobel poses 18 questions (and gives 18 answers too) heading into the British Open.

Originally Published: July 14, 2008
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

The biggest question that has lingered prior to every major championship since the 1997 Masters? That's easy. It's a simple this-or-that, take-your-pick query: "Tiger or the field?"

With Tiger Woods sidelined due to injuries for the remainder of the season, many other questions have arisen in his absence: Who is this week's British Open favorite? What will the tournament be like without Woods in contention? What should we expect from the other big-name players?

In advance of ...

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