10 American Golfers Whose Games Best Translate to PGA Tour's British Courses

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10 American Golfers Whose Games Best Translate to PGA Tour's British Courses
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With Webb Simpson capturing the US Open, American golfers have been victorious at the last three major championships.  This followed a stretch of six majors that were won by international players.  With the British Open less than one month away, the Americans will look to continue their streak.  

However, it will not be easy as four of the last five British Opens have been won by international players.

The British Open is always staged on a links style golf course, which plays much differently from the type of courses that we are used to in the United States.  Trees are nowhere to be found, bunkers lie in the middle of wide fairways.  Low running approach shots that use the slope of the green to get near the pin are needed.  

And there is the ever changing weather conditions.

Consistent performance is difficult at the British Open due to the vastly different weather conditions that the field will see.  If you catch the bad side of the draw as they say, it is game over.

Not many American golfers have games suited for playing links-style golf.  The current generation has become more one dimensional in approaching the game.  It is a reason why you will see two older golfers on this list.

The 10 golfers listed are not in any particular order, nor would I say they have the best shot at Royal Lytham and St Anne's Golf Club next month.  The British Open is the unpredictable major.  With that in mind, here are 10 golfers whose games transition to links courses.

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