The 2018 British Open isn't for another nine months, but a favourite may have already emerged to claim the the Claret Jug at Carnoustie next July. On Friday, Tommy Fleetwood played the famed course at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship -- and he took apart the Scottish track like no one before.
With over 20 worldwide victories and four majors to his name, Rory McIlroy is already considered by many to be one of the top European players of all time. But the Northern Irishman is setting much higher goals for next season and beyond.
Thanks to the wrap-around season, the PGA Tour's "Opening Day" is far from a prestigious affair. Nevertheless, the Safeway Open has some intriguing narratives to mark the start of the 2017-2018 campaign.