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    Vartan Kupelian is the Champions Tour Insider and a PGATOUR.COM Contributor. Each week, Kupelian will size up the field and provide his top 5 players going into the tournament, based on factors such as the player's strengths, the course setup, recent performances, etc.

    The Champions Tour moves to Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales this week for the Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex, the fifth and final major championship of the year.

    The hottest player on the Champions Tour, Colin Montgomerie, will be seeking a third major title after winning the Senior PGA Championship and the U.S. Senior Open.

    “To follow that by winning an R&A event, The Senior Open Championship … would be a magnificent achievement and one I would be extremely proud of,” said Montgomerie, who has taken the lead in the season-long Charles Schwab Cup points race over Bernhard Langer.

    Montgomerie will be challenged by a world class senior field at Royal Porthcawl. It includes U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson, Welshman Ian Woosnam, Scotland’s Sandy Lyle, American Fred Couples and Germany’s Langer, all former Masters champions. There will be 13 winners of major championships in the field, along with eight former Ryder Cup captains.

    This week’s Power Rankings for the Senior Open Championship:

    POWER RANKINGS: SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

    RANK

    PLAYER

    COMMENT

    1 Colin Montgomerie Colin Montgomerie

    Two-time major winner in 2014 is new No. 1 in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, supplanting Bernhard Langer, and Monty is ready for the next major challenge.

    Two-time major winner in 2014 is new No. 1 in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, supplanting Bernhard Langer, and Monty is ready for the next major challenge.

    2 Bernhard Langer Bernhard Langer

    The 2010 Senior Open champion lost a playoff last year to Mark Wiebe at Royal Birkdale. Three-time winner on Champions Tour this year, including a major title at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS.

    The 2010 Senior Open champion lost a playoff last year to Mark Wiebe at Royal Birkdale. Three-time winner on Champions Tour this year, including a major title at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS.

    3 Miguel Jimenez Miguel Jimenez

    He’s 1-for-1 on the Champions Tour, where he won his debut at the Greater Gwinnett a week after an outstanding performance at the Masters.

    He’s 1-for-1 on the Champions Tour, where he won his debut at the Greater Gwinnett a week after an outstanding performance at the Masters.

    4 Tom Watson Tom Watson

    This is the Senior Open Championship. This is Tom Watson, who has won a combined eight titles – 5 Claret Jugs and three wins at the Senior British (2003, 2005, 2007). By the way, he finished The Open Championship at Hoylake with a 68.

    This is the Senior Open Championship. This is Tom Watson, who has won a combined eight titles – 5 Claret Jugs and three wins at the Senior British (2003, 2005, 2007). By the way, he finished The Open Championship at Hoylake with a 68.

    5 Jay Haas Jay Haas

    T3 in the Regions Tradition and Senior PGA Championship, T6 at the SENIOR PLAYERS among the 11 top 10 finishes this year for the Presidents Cup captain.

    T3 in the Regions Tradition and Senior PGA Championship, T6 at the SENIOR PLAYERS among the 11 top 10 finishes this year for the Presidents Cup captain.

    ... And another to watch:

    David Frost – Two strong showings in majors this year – he’s coming off a T3 at the U.S. Senior Open and was T5 at the Senior PGA. Opened SENIOR PLAYRS with 64 before T15 finish.

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