GolfWRX is onsite this week at the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale for the 146th playing of golf’s oldest championship.

Dustin Johnson enters as the betting favorite this week, followed by John Rahm, who won the Irish Open just more than a week ago. The 22-year-old Spaniard will be a popular pick to win this week; he’s arguably the hottest and most consistent golfer in the world at the moment. The coldest among big name players might be Rory McIlroy, who Open Championship prep included missed cuts at the Irish and Scottish opens the last two weeks.

Related: See Monday’s Photos from The Open.

Royal Birkdale last hosted an Open Championship in 2008, where Padraig Harrington pulled away from final round leader Greg Norman and Ian Poulter to win by four shots. Returning the Claret Jug this week is Henrik Stenson, who topped Phil Mickelson by three shots in an epic Sunday showdown last year at Royal Troon. Enjoy our photos!

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Discussion: See what WRX Members are saying about the photos in our forum.

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  1. Is it possible for golfWRX to change the design here a little so that “Reply” is in big blue letters, and “Report comment” is a flag, or a tiny grey link, or at least spawns a pop-up, “are you sure?” window when we “report comment”.

    I inadvertently “report comment” almost every time I want to reply.

  2. What?! For the most part, this is a golf equipment website. Also, we play a game where we have to spend thousands of dollars on equipment, and play with said equipment for hours and hours per round. Why would you not be interested to see what the pros play? Each pro sets up their bag to conform to their unique strengths and weaknesses, and it’s fascinating to see how each and every pro chooses their equipment based on how they think they can best score. It’s cool to see someone with short drivers and 5 wedges, or someone with tons of hybrids and a really long putter. There are so many ways to score in this game and play well. The pros are the best of the best, and it’s awesome to see what they use individually. It’s like each of their clubs tells some story of their game.

    That would be like asking why a motorhead is so obsessed with car engines and other peoples’ vehicles. It’s because it’s a passion that the person is interested in. Why would you question why someone is interested in something? That’s ignorant of you if you ask me.

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