British Open 2014: Golfers to Watch on Day 1

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British Open 2014: Golfers to Watch on Day 1
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There are golfers the television cameras will follow en masse and then there are golfers who may not get the attention they deserve.

There are the obvious choices in Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, but there are a slurry of other golfers a few kilometers off the radar who are worth paying attention to. This slideshow takes a look at some of the big names, sure, but also some of the lesser-known players who could be a threat.

On Day 1 of the tournament, it will be important for the following golfers to put themselves into a position where they can strike. None of these guys is peddling pharmaceuticals or formerly engaged to tennis pros. These are players with a shot at winning this tournament, but only if they have a solid Day 1.

Read on to see some big and not-so-big names that have a big, big chance at winning this tournament.

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