The Open Championship is golf’s oldest and, typically, most unpredictable major. Its unique links courses, changing-by-the-hour weather and broad international field create great drama, terrific images and often unexpected outcomes.
For the first time in just over a decade, the British Open returns to famed Muirfield on the shores of Scotland, and we’re prepping you for four days of viewing the best golfers in the world compete for the coveted claret jug.
When to watch, who to follow, golfers to look out for and the challenges that Muirfield will offer are just a sampling of the nuggets of knowledge we're dropping on you prior to the launch of the 2013 Open Championship on Thursday.
For good measure, we’ll also tell you who is going to lift the claret jug come Sunday at Muirfield. If we’re right, remember you saw it here. If wrong, forget we ever mentioned it.
Either way, here's what you need to know to be in the know for the 2013 Open Championship.