Open Championship Survey Results

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Editor's Note: The following list of questions and answers was compiled over the past several weeks as through our daily Sprint Post Game poll questions regarding all things about The Open Championship. These are the final results from our users.
 

1.) What is the best major championship prize?
Green Jacket - 45%
U.S. Open trophy - 26
Claret Jug - 27
Wanamaker Trophy - 2
 
2.) What is your favorite course in the Open rotation (aside from St. Andrews)?
Royal Birkdale - 3
Carnoustie - 59%
Muirfield - 21
Turnberry - 11
Other - 6
 
3.) Would you like to see the Open Championship played on new venues?
No, keep with the traditional rotation courses - 50%
Yes, play it in other areas of the U.K., like Ireland - 36
Yes, play it all over the European continent - 14
 
4.) It's been 10 years since Mark O'Meara won the Open. Should he be in the Hall of Fame?
Yes - 49
No - 51%
 
5.) Which do you like better: Watching golf first thing in the morning or watching in primetime?
Wake up and watch - 51%
Watch and go to sleep - 49
 
6.) Which is your favorite Open Championship over the last 10 years?
Jean Van de Velde's collapse in 1999 - 17
Tiger Woods completing career Slam in 2000 - 38%
Ernie Els' four-man playoff win in 2002 - 10
Padraig Harrington defeating Sergio Garcia in 2007 playoff -17
Other - 17
 
7.) Will Phil Mickelson ever win the Open Championship?
Yes, this year - 9
Yes, at some point - 35
No, never - 56%
 
8.) How will last year's runner-up, Sergio Garcia, fare at this year's Open?
Win - 10
Top 10 - 46%
Make cut - 32
Miss cut - 12
 
9.) Who is the biggest surprise Open champion over the last 15 years?
John Daly (1995) - 16
Paul Lawrie (1999) -15
Ben Curtis (2003) - 40%
Todd Hamilton (2004) - 29
 
10.) Which Englishman has the best change to win at home this year?
Justin Rose - 25
Paul Casey - 8
Ian Poulter - 7
Lee Westwood - 60%
 
11.) Who will benefit the most from Tiger's absence?
Phil - 37%
Ernie - 27
Sergio - 36
 
12.) Who will win this year's Open Championship?
Phil Mickelson - 13
Sergio Garcia - 15
Padraig Harrington - 4
Ernie Els - 10
Other - 58%
 
13.) With Tiger absent, should there be an asterisk associated with the Open winner?
Yes, it must be noted Tiger wasn't in the field
No, that's ridiculous
 
14.) Should Kenny Perry have changed his mind and played in the Open Championship?
Yes - 34
No - 66%
 
15.) What is your favorite part of the Open Championship??
Mother Nature - 20
Links courses - 50%
Early TV times - 18
Global field - 13
 
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