We know who the best are. We know who we want to see in contention. We know the dream matchups we would like to see.
Golf is one of the hot topics again in sports. While the Europeans have done their best to run away with the flag sticks and prove they are the best, the Americans will have something to say about it. Remember 12 of the top 21 finishes at the Open championship were by Americans and some could argue that the two top Americans, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, blew opportunities to take the Claret Jug home to the States.
While the top players in the World Golf Rankings would appear to be in the thick of things this week, there are others to consider. There are always surprises in major events such as these where someone can come from nowhere and take home the title.
If there are going to be golfers who are not among the favorites to contend, these names might just creep up on the leaderboard on Sunday morning, giving us all pause and hope for something spectacular.