Stenson enjoyed visiting scene of Open triumph ahead of BMW PGA Championship


A host of big names have signed up to play one of the European Tour's flagship events.

The PGA of America is to decide in August whether to move its major back to May.

Open Championship (July 20-23): The Open returns to Royal Birkdale where Padraig Harrington took down Sergio Garcia in 2008. "It's an important week for the Tour with the Rolex Series starting up. That's the ones we really need to worry about". Each of the eight tournaments in the series will offer a minimum prize fund of $7 million and that is what's up for grabs this week.

Dyson, who has been struggling for form this season due to wrist problems, will be looking to improve on his performance in last week's Rocco Forte Open in Italy - where he finished joint 127th in a field of 156 competitors.

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"The only way I can really describe it is that I don't wake up in the morning with a hole in my heart", he said. "I'm European. I've played on European soil my whole career".

The same can't be said for Stenson.

Elliott, a victor of two events on the PGA Tour of Australasia, is in this week's field as a result of leading the Senior PGA Tour of Australasia's (Legends) money list in 2016.

He resumed an active schedule but felt discomfort at the Players Championship two weeks ago and despite a scan revealing he has suffered no new injury, he will not now tee it up this Thursday. I had a great year last year and there's always a bit of a risk to run out of steam at some point.

Last week: Alvaro Quiros won the Rocco Forte Open. I hope the wind gusts, the stars rise and we get ourselves another proper Open Championship. "I kind of did that in '14 after the great year I had in '13".

"I know he hit a couple of unbelievable shots yesterday to get himself out of trouble, driver off the deck on 14 was a pretty impressive shot". "You could play an average golf course with flawless greens, and you'll find all the pros turn around and say what a fantastic golf course - you can have an incredible golf course with awful greens, and unfortunately you're going to get guys that are going to bitch and moan about how bad the golf course is".