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Open Chance: Guthrie feels game equates well to The Open Championship

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Luke Guthrie is in Scotland this week preparing for his second career major on the PGA Tour. Luke Guthrie is in Scotland this week preparing for his second career major on the PGA Tour.

(WGEM) -- Luke Guthrie's first full season on the PGA Tour has taken him both near and far.

From Hawaii to Puerto Rico, and New Orleans to most recently the Quad Cities, Guthrie has seen a little of everything this part of the globe has to offer.

Now it's time to see a completely different part of the world.

Guthrie and the rest of The Open Championship field are in Scotland for Thursday's start to the third of four major tournaments on the PGA Tour.

For the Quincy native the links style golf course adds a different challenge but one he's excited for.

"I grew up watching the British Open, and it was pretty cool. It's like six hours ahead of us, so you wake up to it and went to bed to it," Guthrie said following's second round finish at the John Deere Classic. 

"That's my only experience with it, just watching it on TV, but it looks completely different. But I think it's going to be something I like, because I like creativity and bump and runs, things I'm kind of good at. I think I'm going to enjoy that."

Guthrie certainly intends on making his second major championship more successful than his first after missing the cut at last month's U.S. Open.

Another Quincy native and professional golfer, D.A. Weibring, joined ESPN 1440's WGEM Sportscenter on Tuesday morning to shared his thoughts on Guthrie and the British Open.

"He's played remarkably consistent, and he can be really proud of what he's done to play his way on the PGA Tour. I'm sure he's embracing that opportunity," Weibring explained. 

"A lot of it is attitude, because you're going to have some crazy things happen to you. The ball is going to wind up in places you could never imagine, and you're going to have to have your head about you to make the right decision because you can make some big numbers in the British Open for sure. "

Because of nagging injuries Weibring won't play in The Senior Open Championship in England which begins July 25.

If you're interested in tracking Guthrie's first round at Muirfield - set the alarm clock. Guthrie tees off locally at 5:01 a.m. Thursday alongside K.T. Kim and Steven Jeffress.

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