Brendan Steele again takes up the challenge of The Open Championship this week, hoping for a better result than in the past. The Idyllwild native played three times (2014, 2016 and 2017), but missed the cut each time. Often in the past referred to as the British Open, The Open Championship is the oldest of the four major championships.

The Open has had some surprise results, not the least of which was in 2003 when Ben Curtis won it when only the 396th-ranked player in the world.

This year’s Open, the 147th, will be played at Carnoustie, Scotland. Brendan will tee off Thursday at 5:15 a.m. PDT and Friday at 12:14 a.m. PDT. He’ll play with fellow American Zach Johnson and Australian Adam Scott both days.

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