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Network TV BBC Week 28: Wednesday 13 July 2011

BBC TWO Wednesday 13 July 2011

Golf – The Open: Preview

Wednesday 13 July
11.20-11.50pm BBC TWO

BBC Two takes a look ahead to the 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's, a venue that will be hosting the event for the 14th time.

Lee Westwood and Luke Donald have both held the world No. 1 ranking this season and are both highly fancied to become the first English winner of the tournament on English soil since Tony Jacklin triumphed at Royal Lytham St Anne's in 1969.

Three-time champion Tiger Woods missed the recent US Open through injury but is set to feature, while fellow American Phil Mickelson begins his quest for a maiden Open title. Northern Irish duo Rory McIlroy (fresh from his US Open triumph) and Graeme McDowell are considered genuine contenders, as is the big-hitting German Martin Kaymer. Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa returns for another shot at glory, as does 2009 winner Stewart Cink, and Padraig Harrington, the victor in both 2007 and 2008.

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