Broadhurst could join Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Tiger Woods and Ian Woosnam as the only players to win the same event three straight years.
What makes Broadhurst different than that group? Well, he owns six European Tour titles. The other five have combined to collect 143 titles on the European Tour. Just a slight difference there. Els has the fewest wins of that quintet with 23.
'I just want to get off to a good a start and if I can get into contention, hopefully the experience of the last two years will pull me through,' said Broadhurst. 'To win it twice was brilliant and it would be fantastic to win for a third time and join that list of players.'
With many of the top players in the world either taking the week off prior to the Masters or playing on the PGA Tour, one would think Broadhurst would have an easy week going for the three-peat.
However, this week's field includes 61 European Tour winners including 1999 British Open Champion Paul Lawrie and Ryder Cup player Paul McGinley.
The GOLF CHANNEL will have morning coverage of all four rounds this week.
Next week is the season's first major, the Masters. Phil Mickelson will be at Augusta National to defend his title. The following week the European Tour returns to action with the Volvo China Open, where Jeev Milkha Singh won last year.