The Betfair Big Interview: Simon Wakefield on the keys to finding a winner at Royal Birkdale

Simon Wakefield at the 2008 Open at Royal Birkdale
Simon Wakefield at the 2008 Open at Royal Birkdale

Royal Birkdale in 2008 hosted the only Open since 1999 to be won with an over par score. Betfair went to talk to former European tour pro Simon Wakefield, who fought through the wind and rain that year to finish in the top 20, to learn about what we can expect this time.

"Tommy Fleetwood has proved himself a world class player and would actually be my favourite if it wasn’t for the fact it is in his own back yard. That will put an extreme amount of pressure on him."

Ralph Ellis

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