There is a cliché in golf about how dinner always tastes better when a round ends on a positive note. Make a clutch birdie on 18, and it will be delicious. Make a bogey, and you might need help washing it down.
As is always the case at golf’s marquee events, there are no shortage of tantalising storylines leading up to Thursday’s first tee shot. Here are five to keep an eye on as you relish the return of The Open.