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.
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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137th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Yardage/Par: 7,173 yards; par 70
2008 champion: Padraig Harrington
• Harrington wins 2nd straight British title | Scores
• Harig: Injury proved helpful to Harrington
• Woj.: This loss had a different feel for Norman
• Sobel's British Open blog | Final-round photos
• Watch: Final-round British Open highlights
• Watch: Watson, Azinger analyze final round
• Watch: Harrington on his walk up 18th hole
• Watch: Norman proud of British Open showing
• Watch: Harig, Sobel recap 137th British Open
• Watch: Reilly breaks down Norman's final round
• Sobel, Harig on Norman's brush with history
• Norman leads by 2 | Highlights | Photos
• Harig: Longtime rival Faldo not doubting Norman
• Woj: Sharing odds on Claret Jug's next owner
• Sobel: What leaders need to do to win Claret Jug
• Harig: Wakefield would make unlikely champ
• Sobel's third round British Open blog
• Watch: Watson, Azinger round 3 analysis
• Watch: Norman discusses 'brutal' conditions
• Watch: Rick Reilly's ode to the British Open
• Watch: Greg Norman press conference
• Watch: Wakefield, Harrington press conference
• Watch: Mickelson, Duval on weather woes
• Watch: On The Tee .... This the Shark Shootout?
• On The Tee: Sobel, Harig make Sunday picks
• Choi leads Norman by 1 | Highlights | Scores
• Wojciechowski: Shark turns back the clock
• Harig: Don't expect Norman to recapture glory
• Sobel's British Open blog | Zoom photo gallery
• Harig: Villegas has impressive reversal of fortune
• Watch: Rinaldi on round 2 | Impressive Norman
• Watch: Reilly's take on the new Greg Norman
• Watch: Norman on his 2nd round, expectations
• Watch: Duval discusses his 69, comeback
• On The Tee: Where did Duval come from?
• Mediate shares 18-hole lead | Highlights | Photos
• Woj: British Open yields best, worst of times
• Harig: Mediate uses playoff experience to lead
• Harig: Norman content after even-par 70
• Harig: Goosen no stranger to grinding at majors
• Watch: Mother Nature leads | Reilly on '86 redux
• Watch: Andy North's round 1 analysis
• Watch: Mediate, Norman | Mickelson
• 3UP, 3DN: Norman, Duval on the good side
• Jason Sobel's first round British Open blog
• Nicklaus wonders if money has made golfers soft
• Williamson earns British Open invite
• Donald to miss British Open with wrist injury
• Deja vu? Van de Velde qualifies for British Open
• Local Knowledge: Live from the British Open blog
• The 137 British Open is wide open affair
• British Open legend Watson shares memories
• At 19, Irish phenom McIlroy is 'that good'
• Royal Birkdale course map