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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Updated: July 21, 5:25 PM ET
Top 25 Open Championship rankings

By Michael Collins

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- I know most weeks I do "expert picks," but for the big ones I enjoy giving more people a chance to call me an idiot (notice I put expert in quotes).

So once again, I am not just picking the top 5, not the top 10, but the top 25 finishers in this year's Open Championship.

Yes, there are a couple of head scratchers in there, but how many majors in the past few years didn't have winners who were head scratchers? And before you write it, please stop asking ESPN why they're paying me. They're not, someone really high up lost a bet and they are just paying off the loss.


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