Power Rankings: Senior Open Championship
July 21, 2014
By Vartan Kupelian, PGATOUR.COM
- Miguel Angel Jimenez has played only one event on the Champions Tour, and he won it. (Andrew Redington/Gety Images)
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:
... 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.