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Young Golf Stars with the Best Chance to Win the 2014 British Open

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Young Golf Stars with the Best Chance to Win the 2014 British Open
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Which youngsters are primed to raise the Claret Jug at the 2014 British Open? Before addressing that question, let's define "young." For our purposes, anyone under 25 is positively a whippersnapper.

Bad news for this crowd: The average age of the last five Open champions is 38.2 (Mickelson, Els, Clarke, Oosthuizen, Cink). Thus, recent history doesn't suggest that a young man will taste victory at Royal Liverpool this year. 

Still, if a 25-and-under-er is going to win next week, it'll almost certainly be one of the (young) men on this list.

Read on to see who will join the obvious inclusions Misters McIlroy and Spieth. 

 

*Odds are consensus figures from major sportsbooks via Oddschecker.com. All stats via PGATour.com

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