British Open 2011: News, Updates, & Tee Times at Royal St. George's

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British Open 2011: News, Updates, & Tee Times at Royal St. George's

From one open to the next, golf rolls from the U.S. to the British.

The two tournaments always offer a great contrast in the different styles of golf required to succeed on the different continents, and this year will be no different. This year's edition will be starting on July 14th and held at the Royal St. George's Golf Club.

It is the 14th time that this wonderful course has hosted the championship. In 1894, it became the first course outside of Scotland to ever host the championship.

The last time the British Open was held here was in 2003, when American Ben Curtis won with a score of one-under par.

It is always difficult to predict what the score will be at any British Open as weather, mostly the wind, plays a huge factor. Consider that the two British Opens at St. George's were won by Greg Norman with a score of 13-under par in 1993, and then by Sandy Lyle at two-over par in 1985.

The course is a par 70 and will be playing 7,211 yards.

Rory McIlroy is the favorite, as he ran away with the U.S. Open and is familiar with the links style of golf.

We do know that there will be one golfer Rory won't have to worry about.

Tiger Woods has already told the world that his knee has not returned to 100 percent, and he will not be playing in the tournament.

Check this blog regularly as we'll be posting more news, updates, and tee time until the tournament action concludes.

For all of your British Open coverage and golf needs, keep it locked to Bleacher Report's golf page.

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