Joe Morelli's picks to win the British Open

Paterniano Del Favero
Luglio 20, 2017

I'm confident about my possibilities, but I can't tell you if I'm going to be right up there on Sunday with a chance.

"I think that they're both unbelievable but at the moment the Green Jacket means more, because I have it".

"At the moment the green jacket means more, because I have it, but everybody knows how much I love the Open championship".

"I'd love to have at least one before I hang up the boots".

"So definitely it's something that I would like to achieve". We're going to give it a shot this week.

"I grew up dreaming of winning all of them", he said.

"The European Major is the one you relate to probably, because, as a kid, we couldn't see The Masters on TV, whereas The Open, you could see it here and there, and also it was during the day".

The Masters victor has also been inspired by the achievements of Spanish tennis stars Rafael Nadal, who won his 10th French Open title in April, and new Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza.

"When you're ten years old, your parents don't allow you to stay up until midnight watching TV".

"So, yeah, you do really relate to this one a little bit more".

However given victories for countrymen Jon Rahm in the Irish Open and Rafa Cabrere-Bello at the Scottish Open this past fortnight - and Garbine Muguruza at Wimbledon - he will be hoping to extend Spain's summer of sporting success.

"It would be fantastic", he said. It's so great to have not only that, but Muguruza winning at Wimbledon, too.

"It's been a fun year for Spanish sports", Garcia said. It's been up there for a while. And obviously Rafa winning Roland Garros as well. "So we're going to try to keep it as much as possible".

Asked to pick between winning at Augusta and prevailing at The Open this week at Royal Birkdale, Garcia said: "It's hard to say". I've been very relaxed in some Opens and I've played great and also been very relaxed and played maybe not as great as I would like to, but I don't think that it changes.

"I would love to stop that trend, like I'm sure a lot of other guys would love to do the same thing".

As a rule, Open winners tend to have served their time and that's a tag which certainly applies to the championship's serial almost man.

Sergio Garcia is determined to complete a Spanish hat-trick this week as he bids to win his second major of the year at The 146th Open.

"I've always said that consistency has been one of my greatest attributes throughout my career".

"Of course, I could have won more, but I think the consistency I've had for the last 18 or 19 years is not that easy to do and I think some people overlook that".

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