British Open 2012: Biggest Questions Heading into Opening Round Action

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British Open 2012: Biggest Questions Heading into Opening Round Action
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As in any golf tournament, the number of questions heading into the 2012 Open Championship borders on ridiculous. 

Numerous star players are still looking to win their first major championship. With top-10 players Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose among them, it is a legitimate question to wonder if any of those three will take the title this week in their home region major. 

Then there's the two most well known players in golf--Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. Can either of those wily veterans pull a rabbit out of their hat and win another major this week? 

Finally there's the always-present question at a British Open: will the weather be a huge factor or play a limited role in the final result? 

In fact, those questions are present at nearly every major tournament.

There are some questions which pervade more deeply in this particular tournament. 

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