Last year's missing major is back, with the world's elite golfers travelling to England for this week's Open Championship.
Due to the Covid-pandemic, the 2020 instalment was removed from the calendar and for the first time in 75 years, no one was able to get their hands on the iconic Claret Jug.
This allowed Irishman Shane Lowry to enjoy an extended 12 months as the reigning Open champion.
Despite last year's cancellation, the tournament remains at Royal St George's which gets the opportunity to host the championship 12 months later than planned.
Located approximately five miles south of Ramsgate, and 11 north of Dover, the famous course in east Kent last staged golf's oldest major championship 10 years ago.
Back in July 2011, 42-year-old Darren Clarke secured an emotional three-shot victory.
The club has been in existence since 1887, and hosted its maiden Open Championship just seven years later. It has now held 14 of them, including five during the last 40 years.
There are only two par-fives on the par-70 course, one of these being the famous 14th where there is a tight out-of-bounds fence down the right.
This hole ended the chances of Dustin Johnson in 2011 and Bernhard Langer 18 years earlier.
With plenty of traditional pot bunkers dotted all over the course, it's unlikely that length off the tee will prove decisive this coming week.
The winner will need to carefully navigate their route around the links, with accuracy a more important requirement than sheer power.
Mac seeking Open redemption
Rory McIlroy will go into this week's championship ranked 11th in the world and it will be the first time in more than a decade that he has teed-up at an Open outside the top 10.
In many ways this may work in his favour. Two years ago on home turf at Royal Portrush, McIlroy missed the cut after shooting a 79 in round one.
Latest odds for this week's Open Championship at Royal St George's
In 2019, he was the centre of attention from the media and local golf fans alike, but on this occasion may feel less distracted and fully focused on his game.
He remains arguably the most accomplished links golfer of the current generation having occupied every position between first and fifth at The Open Championship.
Other British hopefuls
Two other Brits with a strong links history are Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood.
World No 10 Hatton is the highest-ranked home golfer heading into the tournament, while Fleetwood finished runner-up to Lowry last time out.
The 2017 Open champ, Jordan Spieth, has a solid links record and an ability to scramble successfully.
The 27-year-old's short-game expertise has helped him to bank three major titles in his career.
Spieth, now ranked 23 in the world, returned to winning ways in April of this year and will tee-up for the first time since the US Open at Torrey Pines.
Each-way odds for this week's Open
Finally, Spieth's Ryder Cup buddy Justin Thomas warmed-up for The Open with a top-10 finish in Scotland.
Thomas is yet to post an Open Championship top-10, but two years ago in Northern Ireland enjoyed his best-ever finish in the tournament by tying for 11th.
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