Jordan Speith > Should have won the Open but for a final day 4 putt on 8, bogey on 17 and no birdie on 18. Playing well of course, and has done well on links course this year)
Dustin Johnson > His time surely, he has played great this in the majors. Faded a bit at the Open with 36 hole lead. Should have won or got into play last time at this venue.
Phil Mikleson > Always a chance – owed one from last year’s final hole mix up.
Rory McIlroy > Form is doubtful after return from injury
Jason Day > He is due, won after Open let down.
Mark Leishman > One to watch
Louis Oosthuisen > Likes links golf
Ricky Fowler > Always in the mix at the moment
Branden Grace > Also like links golf – dark horse
Justin Rose > Links golf should suit him and in form.