The 2012 Open Championship at the Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s Golf Club will particularly benefit links-oriented players, but that is not the style of many of the world’s top golfers.
The past two times the Open has been played at this venue, scores by the champion have reached double digits under par.
However, with over 200 yards of added length and the adjustment to a par 70 rather than a par 71, Royal Lytham isn't likely to be the birdie fest it has been in recent Open Championships.
Especially if Mother Nature shows her teeth in the form of windy conditions and sideways rain, expect a much terser test this time around.
Here are 25 of the world's best players who will struggle at the British Open.